Ilisaqsivik is an organization of Inuit who are rebuilding their community and their future.
Ilisaqsivik has been operating as an Inuit-led not-for-profit for 25 years
Our Inuit-led programs are wide-ranging and often unprecedented
Why do we exist?
We want Inuit culture and human potential to survive and thrive in our communities, on-the-land and in our language for all future generations and through every phase of life.
Where are we headed?
With our programs, services and space steeped in Inuit culture, we realize full life potential by supporting the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing of individuals through every stage of life to create thriving, sustainable communities.
What do we want for the future?
Self-created, self-determined Inuit societies that enable full life potential by linking traditional knowledge, with the ingenuity and innovation of Inuit to build thriving communities.
Board of Directors
We are an Inuit-driven community organization.
Celebrating 25 years!
As of 2022, the Ilisaqsivik Society has been operating as a registered Canadian charity and not-for-profit in Clyde River on Baffin Island for 25 years. Governed by a local Inuit volunteer community board of directors, all programs and services are led and delivered by Inuit, in Inuktitut. It is the largest employer in the community — employing approximately 200 people out of the local population of 1200 residents.
Darkspark — Clyde River
April 8, 2019
Listen to Joshua Akavak, 28-Day On-The-Land Camp Coordinator, speak to CBC Qulliq about the program
CBC News & Ilisaqsivik
February 1, 2021
December 6, 2020
Tony Back from the Brink
February 3, 2012
In the news
'The only way to go forward': The home-grown addictions treatment program that works
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019