wpb_set_post_views(get_the_ID());

Embrace Life Council named ‘champion of mental health’

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health names Nunavut group best Community Organization for 2023

The Embrace Life Council has been named best Community Organization for 2023 by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. The Nunavut mental health organization, which holds events like Iqaluit’s Embrace Life Day Walk in 2020, shown here, will be honoured alongside six other award recipients in Ottawa on Oct. 3. (File photo by Dustin Patar)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut’s Embrace Life Council has been named best community organization for 2023 by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.

The non-profit organization, also known as Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit, was named a “champion of mental health” for providing a great public service to community members experiencing mental illness, said Hana Sabah, a spokesperson for the alliance, in a news release Monday.

The Embrace Life Council is an Iqaluit-based mental health group that promotes all-encompassing mental wellness and social inclusion programs throughout the territory.

It was formed in 2004 to help address the high rates of suicide among youth in Nunavut.

The organization also runs offices out of Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet.

The annual advocacy campaign by the alliance of national mental health organizations acknowledges Canadians or organizations who “dedicate themselves to advancing mental and substance-use health initiatives across the nation,” Sabah said in the release.

Inuit Child First, Indigenous Services Canada

Honourees were nominated by peers and community members and winners were selected by a group of health-care professionals representing people living with mental illnesses, their families and caregivers.

Others honoured for their work this year are Tina Colaco, Eva Milko, Willa Zlabis, Mike Beauchesne, Ontario MPP Bhutila Karpoche and Dr. AnnMarie Churchill.

This year’s winners will be celebrated at an event at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 3.

 

Share This Story

(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Stephen C. on

    The need of student and the senior are met. Visits seniors they would appreciate the company.

    (CBC website is into redacting… the comment was redacted!)

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*