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A landscape of houses in the winter in Nunavut

Red Cross brings healthcare support to Igloolik, Nunavut

July 13, 2023 - In mid-January 2022, the community of Igloolik, Nunavut went from its first case of COVID-19 to over 100 cases in the span of three days. The takeover of COVID-19 operations by Red Cross nurses was warmly welcomed, allowing local health staff to focus on other equally important public health issues.

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Banners hanging from the front hall at Sakku School in Nunavut

2022-2023 Nipivut Youth Leadership Conference

May 02, 2023 - The Nipivut Youth Leadership Conference is held annually to engage and support student leadership as well as foster tools and teachings to promote student wellness. Each year, a variety of speakers host workshops for Nunavut students that foster the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) – or Inuit “Traditional Knowledge.”

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Wellness colouring book created by Nunavut youth

September 29, 2022 - Young artists from across the territory helped us create this colouring book for youth and youth mental wellness. 

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Nurses going north: Providing healthcare support in Nunavut

September 23, 2022 - After being a nurse for 48 years, Jane Fox of Vancouver Island, was looking for a change as she transitioned to different opportunities for the end of her career.
 

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Call for artist submission: Nunavut colouring book designs

February 04, 2022 - Are you a youth (aged 12 to 25) from Nunavut who likes to draw? The Canadian Red Cross is looking for artists to submit artwork for a Nunavut wellness colouring book! Successful submissions will receive $250.
 

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Working together to slow a COVID outbreak in Iqaluit

July 19, 2021 - As a COVID-19 outbreak in late April and early May 2021 impacted Iqaluit, Mayor Kenny Bell knew that help was needed. The Canadian Red Cross was brought to Iqaluit in mid-May to provide additional support to a homeless shelter in the city but, by the time the team left, they had also done Epidemic Prevention and Control (EPC) assessments for 13 organizations across the city. 

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COVID work in Nunavut 2020-2021

July 13, 2021 - Over the course of the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Canadian Red Cross played a role in supporting the Government of Nunavut in its COVID-19 response.

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Psychosocial community supports

March 25, 2021 - Not widely known outside of Nunavut, the Canadian Red Cross provides psychosocial supports to communities in crisis that request help. During the pandemic, much of this support is virtual but the Red Cross social emergency team has found some unanticipated benefits in working this way.
 

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2021-2022 Nipivut Youth Leadership Conference

March 03, 2021 - The Nipivut Youth Conference has been held annually since 2016. The goal of the conference is to engage and support student leadership and promote student wellness.

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Canadian Red Cross videos from Nunavut

March 03, 2021 - A collection of videos taken by the Canadian Red Cross since 2018.
 

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