It was with a real sense of satisfaction, relief, and gratitude that the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre officially broke ground on the new building. More than 100 guests were present to mark this historic moment for the region. We were joined by several dignitaries from the governments of Canada and Quebec, including Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Ms. Yvonne Jones, and Member of National Assembly for Ungava, Mr. Denis Lamothe. We also welcomed three leaders of our regional organizations, including Ms. Louisa Grey, chair of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Ms. Jennifer Munick, chair of the Kativik Regional Government and Mr. Adamie Delisle-Alaku, vice-president of Makivik Corporation.
The Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre is pleased to unveil its renewed brand image. It features the unique signature of the original pussy willow and draws on 25 years of experience in the field of culturally-oriented recovery in Nunavik. The logo is more modern, impactful and beautifully reflects the continuous evolution of the organization over the years. This announcement kicks off the organization’s transition strategy foreseeing the construction of the new Centre scheduled to open in 2021.
In the spirit of celebrating our 25th anniversary, Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre is proud to announce that we have achieved, Qmentum Accreditation from Accreditation Canada. It is the first time in history that a health and social services organization in Nunavik has received this honorable distinction that highlights best practices in terms of quality and safety standards of excellence.
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.