The 2018–2019 Annual General Meeting Under the Theme “Practice self-care”
On September 23 and 24, 2019, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre (Isuarsivik) was held in Kuujjuaq under the theme “Practice self-care.” All members of the organization were represented except for the Qarjuit Youth Council, which hold its AGM at the same time in Quaqtaq. The event was recorded and broadcast the same day on TNI, the regional radio.
Along with Isuarsivik’s management team, the members of the Board of Directors (BOD) were pleased to welcome the Executive Manager of the Ungava Tullatavik Health Centre, Mr. Larry Watt, the Director, Complementary and Compassionate Services at the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, Mr. Tunu Napartuk, the chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government, Ms. Jennifer Munick, the Executive Vice-president of Makivik Corporation, Mr. Adamie Delisle-Alaku, the Director, Research, archives, and documentation at Avataq Cultural Institute, Ms. Sylvie Côté Chew, the Executive Manager of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Ms. Minnie Grey, the Mayor of the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq, Mr. Sammy Koneak and the Assistant Director of Social Services of the Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Ms. Lisa Sanschagrin.
The AGM annual theme was of particular importance to the Board, aware of the heavy workload of the entire Isuarsivik team. The marked growth of the organization brings an additional stress on the employees and they wanted to take advantage of this gathering to discuss with its members. Isuarsivik Vice-president, Mary Aitchison, and Director, Martha Greig, facilitated the exchange activity with all members present and good ideas were shared to better listen to our emotions and regularly take a wellness break. The Board concluded this moment by offering everyone an inspiring message, written on a postal card, along with a natural lip balm and a handmade body scrub.