Youth Life Promotion

Through the services offered by the program, Inuit youth are supported in their emotional well-being through holistic, culturally grounded supports that instill a sense of belonging, purpose, meaning and hope, in the context of their communities.

Inuit youth practicing archery

Our goal is to:

  • Improve mental health and well-being of Inuit youth by increasing traditional knowledge, enhancing cultural identity through holistic, land-based, and culturally appropriate mental health services and programming  
  • Improve outcomes and opportunities for Inuit youth in Ontario by increasing access to evidence-based programming and interventions  
  • Provide opportunities and resources for Inuit youth to access support on the mental wellness spectrum  
  • Enable Inuit youth to remain in their communities, receiving culturally appropriate services from local providers and preventing them from escalating into crisis

Our Services Feature:

  • Holistic, harmonized, culturally appropriate and strength-based approaches that are youth-centred  
  • Preventative perspective and focused on the social determinants of health  
  • Culture and identity are foundational  
  • Flexible and outcomes focused  
  • Responsive to youth voice  
  • Reconciliation focused (we acknowledge the past, we act now, and look into the future) 
  • Offices located at 1071 Richmond Rd. Ottawa, and 145 Front St., Suite 203, Toronto

  • Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

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