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Our mission, vision and values


Mission and Vision

Mission: Our Mission is to enhance the well-being and self-reliance of Nunavummiut through integrated and innovative services.

“One Client, One Plan”

Vision: A Caring Community where all Nunavummiut thrive.



  • We believe in respecting others, nurturing relationships and caring for people.
  • We believe that the wellbeing of Nunavut depends on the wellbeing of each of its physical, social, economic, and cultural communities.
  • We believe that ready access to the government and its programs is essential to good government that is inclusive and welcomes the participation of citizens in planning the future.
  • We believe that as communities, and as a government, we are connected and reliant on each other to care for those in need.
  • We believe that it is only by developing a culture of lifelong learning that Nunavummiut can achieve their full potential.

Latest News

30 December 2021
Due to increased cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, Income Assistance appointments will be done by phone as much as possible in January with in-person...
29 December 2021
If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a child and/or youth, contact your local Community Social Services Office.
03 December 2021
The Department of Family Services would like to advise residents of Clyde River that the Income Assistance Office in the community is closed due to...
18 October 2021
A new mobile app has been launched by Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (QHRC), with support from the Department of Family Services, to assist...
13 August 2021
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada partnered with the Government of Nunavut to...
28 June 2021
The Department of Family Services is pleased to announce Arnait Tulliningit, a leadership forum for women taking place in Rankin Inlet, August 23 to...
03 June 2021
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child or youth? The Department of Family Services is inviting interested Kinngarmiut to apply to...
11 March 2021
The Department of Family Services Income Assistance, Career Development and Apprenticeship offices currently located at the W.G. Browne building in...
10 March 2021
The Department of Family Services, in conjunction with Nunavut Arctic College, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Family Resource Worker...
08 March 2021
The Department of Family Services is now accepting proposals for community-based projects that promote women’s empowerment and that provide services...
09 March 2021
The Department of Family Services Income Assistance Division informs Nunavummiut that T5007 tax slips for 2020 Income Assistance recipients have been...
26 February 2021
The Department of Family Services will be offering a training series to all foster parents in Nunavut. The modules and dates are below:
If you require immediate assistance, please click on the link below for contact information.


Foster Parenting   What is the role of a foster parent? Foster parents (foster families) provide a nurturing environment for a child that is unable to remain in their family home.
Fact Sheet Burial Coverage In certain, specific circumstances, the Government of Nunavut is responsible for burials. Who is covered? Individuals under the care of the Department of
What is a Productive Choice? A Productive Choice is the name given to any activity that will benefit the community or develop your skills to be as independent as possible. Productive Choices can

Did you know?

Arviat - September 30, 2020 – 7 p.m.
Community hall, John Ollie Complex.
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ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂᑦ, ᔮᓐ ᐅᓕᒥ.
Arviat - Le 30 septembre 2020 – 19 h
Salle communautaire, complexe John Ollie.

Iqaluit - September 15, 2020 – 7...


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