Parenting program to run 12 weeks
The Iliatsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council will run a 12-week parent-child program in Naujaat from September.
Through the unique Putuja Putuja program, parents receive daily classes on a variety of topics, including Inuit child-rearing practices, budgeting, nutrition, and self and family wellness.
Participants learn sewing and cooking and there are special guests.
Children get a safe and fun environment in which to play, study, do handicrafts and make friends.
The program is open to parents with children aged 0-5.
Putuja Putuja participants are compensated with scholarships twice a month.
The program takes place at Tuugaalik School Day Care Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from September 20th to December 10th.
The application deadline is September 8th
AEM family day
Agnico Eagle and the hamlet of Arviat are holding their Family Fun Day on August 28th. The action takes place between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the sports park.
There are games for children and seniors, prizes, popcorn, barbecues and much more.
The events will be weather dependent.
Gender-Based Violence Survey
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is currently conducting a survey on gender-based violence. The organization is looking for Inuit women aged 18 and over to take part in a confidential online survey about their understanding and experience of the criminal justice system.
The survey is entitled “Satisfying the Needs of Survivors: Gender-Based Violence Against Inuit Women and The Criminal Justice System” and can be found on the Pauktuutit website.
It contains 28 questions and takes about half an hour.
The Piruqatigiit Resource Center will host a wellness camp in Baker Lake early next month. Anigurvik Wellness Camp takes place on the Prince River from September 7th to 12th.
The camp will take a holistic approach to land-based healing. Participants will learn to make small changes, strengthen the connection with nature, and recognize the importance of community wellbeing.
There will also be guest speakers.
The space is limited to 10 people and is reserved for people aged 18 and over.
The application deadline is September 1st.