A place to recognize oneself.
Ilisaqsivik is Inuit community-building, starting with each person. In helping each other, we are finding ourselves. In reconciling the past, present and future, our communities will be places where Inuit can decide their path and travel it.
Kangiqtugaapingmiut saw deep and unanswered needs in our community.
Needs for better health, cultural connection, skills development—things that allow a person to live a full life. Ilisaqsivik was created because we decided to start helping each other instead of waiting for help.
Ilisaqsivik grew from the ground up.
Whatever our community’s need, we work to fulfil it, building each program in a way that works for Kangiqtugaapingmiut. This has led us to create everything from a library to a school breakfast program, from Inuktitut-language counselling to a Heritage and Research Centre.
Today, Ilisaqsivik’s wide-ranging services defy convention and reach beyond Clyde River.
Because our community’s needs are shared by many other Inuit communities, we strive to build partnerships and programs that will enhance the wellbeing and personal potential of Inuit across the territory and beyond.