IRC will update and add to this resource page in serving the interest of health support for Inuvialuit during COVID-19.
IRC Non-Essential Closure and Staff Working from Home Notice as of March 19. Most IRC staff back in the building as of June and with Phase II GNWT Emerging Wisely Continued Health Response.
Please use the Inuvialuit Corporate Group Staff Directory or call (867) 777- 7000. The ICG Group Building is open by appointment.
Health Resources directly related to coronavirus COVID-19:
-Government of Canada latest news on COVID-19 with information about the virus, the outbreak in Canada and Canada's response. Canada has set up a COVID-19 Information line to call: 1-833-784-4397
*Residents can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-833-378-8297 between the hours of 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week to report anyone not following self-isolation requirements after travel. You can call 811 with general questions to GNWT or use email email@example.com.
***If you are experiencing any symptoms, fever or cough, or to be tested, please CALL public health and health centre phone numbers in your community for guidance:
- Aklavik 867-978-2516
- Inuvik: 867-490 –2225
- Paulatuk 867-580-3231
Mental Health Resources and help lines for you to call:
For crisis situations call 911, your local emergency number or call any of the following 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
- Hope for Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310
- Canada Suicide Prevention Service 1-833-456-4566 or text or chat @crisisservicescanada.ca
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- NWT Helpline 1-800-661-0844 (some delays reported due to more calls during COVID-19) and on facebook
- Kids Helpline 1-800-668-6868 or crisis text 686868
- Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Helpline 1-800-265-3333
For non-emergency GNWT Community Counselling, you can call:
- Aklavik (867) 978-2941
- Inuvik (867) 777-8101
- Paulatuk is reached via (867) 777-8101
- Tuktoyaktuk Wellness worker and Child, Youth, Family Counsellor (867) 977-2511, ext.5
- Sachs Harbour Wellness Worker (867) 690-4181
- Ulukhaktok (867) 396-3024
GNWT can also help you access help for children 3-17 and families, through collaboration with Strongest Families Institute (SFI) programming. Mental Health and Additions at GNWT Department of Health and Social Services can be reached at 867-767-9061 and firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC may be able to help access free counselling through NIHB (some changes in service as counsellors no longer are travelling in), contact email@example.com
Urban Inuit Organizations
IRC will find and list contacts of UIO's here for your information. Click on the name of the UIO to go directly to their facebook page or use the contacts.
Program Coordinator Frances Palliser-Nicholas firstname.lastname@example.org 902-420-1576
President Fred Ford Fred.email@example.com
Coordinator/Admin Assistance Alissa Landry Yik.firstname.lastname@example.org (867) 873-9944
IRC will try to keep this list updated in case Inuvialuit can benefit from additional programs and supports being offered by Urban Inuit Organizations.