Cabins going up in the outskirts of several Nunavut communities as a place of refuge – Nunatsiaq News

Cabins going up in the outskirts of several Nunavut communities as a place of refuge – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202264 Views

Jun 20, 2022

Ikur’raq Cabin Building Program intended to help Nunavummiut rest or get away from difficult situations at home

Nunavummiut looking to get away from difficult circumstances at home may soon have the option to find some relief at a community-run cabin.

Earlier this month, Family Services Minister Margaret Nakashuk announced that at least a dozen communities in Nunavut will have access to a temporary cabin retreat through the Ikur’raq Cabin Building Program, a project funded through the department.

The concept of a temporary cabin respite program was created at the 2018 Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction in collaboration with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. as a way to address issues like overcrowding and substance abuse in homes, said Yvonne Niego, deputy minister of family services.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/cabins-going-up-in-the-outskirts-of-several-nunavut-communities-as-a-place-of-refuge/

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