Nunavut experiences rates of child abuse at 10 times the national average. Our Umingmak Child and Youth Support Centre is the first Child Advocacy Centre in Nunavut.
The centre is designed to address the needs of children and youth who experience abuse, and always strives to meet the cultural needs of Nunavummiut. As a one-stop-shop, the centre co-ordinates the efforts of the various service providers to ensure that all evidence is gathered with the best supports in place to support the child and caregivers. Our clinical director, advocates, therapists and partners work together to provide these children with the best opportunity to heal.
The centre includes:
- offices for 2 bilingual (Inuktitut – English, ASL-English) advocates;
- child-friendly interview room for use by police and family services;
- medical examination room;
- counselling offices.
To speak with one of our advocates for more information or concerns, please call our landline 867-975-5233 and ask to speak with Emma or Laura. If you suspect that your child or a child you know has experienced abuse, please call Child and Family Services at 867-975-5777. If there is immediate danger, call the RCMP at 867-979-1111, emergency services at 867-979-4422 and/or go to the Emergency Room or health centre.