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Looking Forward to 2018

Happy New Year! Here is a quick summary of what ACYF accomplished in 2017 and what we hope to accomplish in 2018, with your help!

In 2017:

  • 20 youth in Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay received Peer Leader Mental Health training
  • 80 youth received funding from JumpStart to start swimming lessons
  • 20 youth received funding from JumpStart for a yoga program
  • 30 community members completed Mental Health First Aid for Inuit training, delivered by Mamitsiivik Consulting
  • Peer Leader Mental Health materials under development to train local facilitators in 7 Nunavut communities (NTI funding)

Umingmak Child and Youth Support Centre development made great strides completing strategic planning, applying for multi-year funding, formalizing partnerships, developing our Policy and Protocols, and securing funding for equipment and much more. For more information on this project, please contact Sarah Clark, our Executive Director at sclark@acyf.ca. We have a lot of exciting work to do!

For 2018, our goals are:

  • Train 14 local residents in 7 communities to become Peer Leader Mental Health facilitators
  • Deliver Peer Leader Mental Health program to 80-100 youth across Nunavut
  • Complete development of the Umingmak Child and Youth Support Centre
  • Involve Canadians from across the nation in our organization (click here for more information)
  • Strengthen partnerships with local, territorial and national organizations
  • Develop 2 more programs to deliver across Nunavut that serve the needs of the communities, focusing on mental health and employment

Thanks to everyone we worked with in 2017 and looking forward to 2018, please contact or drop by our office in 8 Storey if you have any ideas, comments, questions, thoughts, or just want to chat!

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