Government Commitments: Suicide Prevention

Exploring Theme: "National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy"

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October 11, 2022

Talking, bonding, making qamutiit: GN program takes suicide prevention program on the road

Atii Angutiit brings men together for activities with the aim of suicide prevention NunatsiaqNews: A program called Atii Angutiit has made its way through the High Arctic, with the goal of helping men gather and interact in the name of suicide prevention. “The reception has been great,” said Sam Tutanuak, senior adviser with the Department...

October 6, 2022

New $11 million investment to strengthen National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy

Indigenous Services Canada: As we approach World Mental Health Day, the Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are announcing $11 million in new supports to help strengthen the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy. This funding comes from Budget 2022 measures and builds on previous investments in Budget 2019. Launched by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami...

February 23, 2022

The National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy (NISPS)

The elevated rate of suicide among Inuit in Canada is the most urgent challenge facing our people and it demands a national response. The four Inuit regions in Canada (Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik in Northern Quebec, and Nunatsiavut in Northern Labrador), collectively known as Inuit Nunangat, have rates of suicide...

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