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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.

 

Values

  • 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

27 January 2023
The Department of Family Services is accepting proposals for projects in 2023-2024 that aim to rebuild and strengthen Inuit traditional childrearing...
27 January 2023
The Canada-Nunavut Housing Benefit (CHB) program, administered by the Department of Family Services, provides temporary financial relief to...
04 January 2023
The Department of Family Services is advising residents of Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak of the temporary closure of the Family Wellness offices from...
05 December 2022
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. A day dedicated to ending gender-based violence and honouring the...
28 November 2022
The Department of Family Services is advising residents of Gjoa Haven of a temporary closure of the Family Wellness offices from December 7, 2022, to...
17 November 2022
The Department of Family Services is advising residents of Kugaaruk of a temporary closure of the Family Wellness offices from November 16, 2022, to...
10 November 2022
The Department of Family Services is advising residents of Cambridge Bay of a temporary closure of the Family Wellness offices from November 7 to...
09 November 2022
Statistics Canada has released the 2022 Indigenous Peoples Survey (IPS) and the Government of Nunavut is encouraging Nunavut Inuit to participate.
23 September 2022
The Department of Family Services will be offering training to foster parents in Iqaluit to ensure a high quality of care and service to all children...
29 August 2022
The Department of Family Services is advising Iqaluit and Kinngait residents of a temporary closure of the Family Wellness Offices from August 29 to...
15 August 2022
The Nunavut Food Security Coalition is now accepting proposals for core funding that will address food security in Nunavut in 2022-23.
24 June 2022
Do you want to be a voice for women in Nunavut? The Minister responsible for the Status of Women, the Honourable Margaret Nakashuk, encourages...
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FAQ

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

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

Iqaluit - September 15, 2020 – 7...

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