New Inuit substance-abuse recovery centre in Nunavik: construction begins in summer 2019
Timely $ 6M announcement by Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, ensures no further delay in the project to build the new Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre in Kuujjuaq, Northern Province of Québec. The scope and intensity of the problems related to substance abuse in Nunavik are affecting the entire Inuit society. Isuarsivik, an Inuit community organization offering culturally relevant inpatient addictions services, is currently operating from one of the oldest building in Kuujjuaq built in the 1940s by the American Air Force. The facility’s age, size and layout prevent Isuarsivik from offering its program in an optimal manner.