The Mamisarvik Healing Centre Program is a nationally recognized centre of excellence in the delivery of Inuit-specific treatment for trauma and substance use disorders. Mamisarvik provides professional, confidential, non-judgmental recovery and healing services to Inuit men and women 18 years of age or older. It has been helping people to heal and make positive life changes since 2003. Elders offer traditional healing knowledge and incorporate on-the-land activities.

The day program focuses on readiness and stabilization and consists of psycho-education, group therapy paired with group discussions, sharing circles and one-on-one counselling. Utilizing a strength-based approach, the program explores topics such as: Trauma, substance use, assertiveness, boundary setting, self-regulation, honesty, stress management, coping skills, self-love, relationships, sleep hygiene, anxiety and mindfulness.  The program also incorporates traditional cultural activities and fitness.

Three women at the Mamisarvik Healing Centre

The Program

Mamisarvik Healing Centre is an Inuit-specific, eight-week, residential treatment program for women and men aged 18 years and older. The program is offered in both English and Inuktitut. The supportive and experienced interdisciplinary team incorporates a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach with an emphasis on cultural healing and wellness. Clients attend day-time programming focused on trauma, addiction, Inuit history, anger management, gender-group discussions, assertiveness and continuing care. Elders offer traditional healing knowledge and incorporate on-the-land activities. Staff support clients with evening recreational activities including art therapy, Inuit crafts, life skills, visits to community centres and recovery support groups.

Mamisarvik integrates all of Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s programs to ensure wrap-around supports for participants.  These additional supports add to the resources to assist participants are successful.

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If you are interested in applying for the day or residential treatment program, download and fill in the application form below.

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