Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 21: Health (18-24)

New health centre in Kinngait

September 8, 2021

Nunatsiaq News – The health centre in Kinngait opened at the beginning of August and around 40 people came through each day during its first week. The building features a mental health unit, eight clinician rooms, and a dentistry. The building was made with Inuit traditional knowledge in mind, said Kinngait Mayor Timoon Toonoo, in front of about 50 community members at the community hall.

Sanikiluaq also received a new health centre this year, and Nunavut Health Minister Lorne Kusugak says Nunavummiut will be able to expect to eventually see this level of health care across the territory.