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Employee and Family Assistance Program

Employee and Family Assistance is designed to assist Government of Nunavut employees and their families maintain and/or improve their overall well-being.

Employees and their families can call the toll-free number 1-800-663-1142 for personal counselling. It is your choice whether or not you wish to use this service.

What does the service offer?

  • free and confidential service
  • offered to employees, their partners and their dependants
  • available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • delivered by professional and experienced counsellors for a wide range of issues
  • available in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun with interpreter
  • available in English and French
  • includes 8 sessions per issue
  • choice of phone and/or telehealth services


Another option to access counsellors outside your community is the telehealth program. A television and camera, set up in a private location at the health centre, are connected to a television and camera outside the community. Telehealth works like a telephone, but allows the participants to see and hear each other. The session is private and confidential, just like when you see a health care provider face-to-face in your community.