Pingngupaa Challenge

Every year during the month of February, participants from all over the Nunavik region challenge themselves to cease drinking alcohol for a duration of 28 days.

By joining this initiative, participants have the opportunity to experience the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, all while supporting Isuarsivik’s cause.

The Pingngupaa’s mission is to provide Isuarsivik with additional resources and make the Centre’s services easily accessible to the 14 communities of Nunavik. The funds are also used to buy new equipment and accessories in order to support the new Centre’s cultural mission.

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2021 Pingngupaa Challenge! The deadline to register to the 2021 edition was January 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. in order to allow us a few days to mail the welcoming package to all participants before February 1, 2021.

If you were interested to try sobriety for 28 days, we invite you to do so and join the private Pingngupaa Facebook group to access inspiring and encouraging messages during the month of February.

You can also email us at for concerns and questions.

    Individual Registration Form / ᐃᓄᑑᓈᕐᑎᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᒐᓱᐊᕐᓂᒧᑦ ᑕᑕᕐᓴᒐᖓ / Formulaire d'inscription individuelle

    Participant Coordinate / ᐃᓚᐅᔫᑉ ᑐᕌᕈᑎᖏᑦ / Coordonnées du participant

    Man / ᐊᖑᑎ / HommeWoman / ᐊᕐᓇᖅ / Femme

    Participant Background / ᐃᓚᐅᔪᖅ / Historique du participant

    Yes / ᐋ / OuiNo / ᐊᐅᑲ / Non


    Friends or relatives / ᐃᓚᓐᓈᑲᓂᑦ/ᐃᓚᒃᑲᓂᑦ / Amis ou FamilleFacebook / ᕖᔅᐳᒃ / FacebookRadio / ᓈᓚᐅᑎᒥᑦ / RadioPoster / ᐊᑭᓐᓇᒥᐅᑕᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᕐᑎᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ / AfficheOthers / ᐊᓯᖏᑦ / Autres

    Just to have fun and experience something new / ᐊᓕᐊᓱᐊᖕᖑᐊᕈᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᓱᖓ ᐊᑑᑎᓗᖓᓗ ᐊᑑᑎᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᖕᖏᑕᕋᓂᒃ / Pour le plaisir et vivre quelque chose de nouveauTo help raise funds for the Centre / ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᕐᓭᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᐊᕐᓯᕕᒻᒥᒃ / Pour amasser des fonds pour le CentreTo experience a healthier lifestyle / ᐊᑑᑎᒍᒪᒧᑦ ᐃᓗᓯᕐᓱᓯᐊᕐᓇᓂᕐᓴᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ / Pour un mode de vie plus sainI enjoyed my participation before and wanted to try again / ᓵᓚᖃᐅᑎᑖᕋᓱᐊᕈᒪᑦᓱᖓ / J'ai apprécié ma participation dans les dernières années et je veux réessayerTo practice sobriety for one month / ᐊᓕᐊᒋᓯᒪᒐᒃᑯ ᐃᓚᐅᑦᓱᖓ ᑭᖑᓂᑦᑎᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᑦᑐᕆᐊᓪᓚᕈᒪᑦᓱᖓ / Pour pratiquer la sobriété pendant un moisTo pursue my sobriety / ᐃᒥᐊᓗᖕᖏᑑᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᒋᐅᕐᓴᕈᒪᑦᓱᖓ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᕐᕿᒥᒃ / Pour poursuivre ma sobriétéTo win prizes / ᐃᒥᐊᓗᕐᖃᔦᕋᓱᐊᕈᒪᑦᓱᖓ / Pour gagner des prixNo specific reason / ᐱᑦᔪᑎᓪᓗᑯᐊᐱᖃᕐᓇᖓ / Aucune raison spécifiqueOther / ᐊᓯᖏᑦ / Autre

    Family / ᐃᓚᒃᑲ / FamilleFriends / ᐱᖃᑎᒃᑲ / AmisChurch/Prayers / ᑐᑦᓯᐊᕕᒃ/ᑐᑦᓯᐊᓂᖅ / Églises/PrièresOn the land activities / ᒪᙯᓐᓂᖅ / Activités sur le territoireSocial workers, care providers / ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔩᑦ, ᑲᒪᔩᑦ / Travailleurs sociaux, personnes soignantesOnline support, helpline / ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᐳᑦᔨᔩᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑕᐅᕖᑦ ᐅᖄᓚᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ / Support en ligne, ligne d'écouteTalking with elders / ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖄᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ / Parler à un aînéYoutube videos, podcast, etc. / Youtube-ᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᑦᓭᑦ, podcast, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ / Vidéo Youtube, podcast, etc.Others / ᐊᓯᖏᑦ / Autres

    Participant Consent / ᐃᓚᐅᔫᑉ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᖓ / Déclaration du participant

    4 easy steps

    1. Fill our the TEAM REGISTRATION FORM (PDF) and send it to
    2. Ask all your participants to fill our the INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM.
    3. Send your payment to Isuarsivik.
    4. Open your emails and expect great motivational content from the Pingngupaa team.

    2 to 5 teammates = $500

    6 to 9 teammates = $1,000

    10 + teammates = $1,500

    • Receive a Team Toolkit with a draft email, posters, screen background, material for Facebook, and everything you need to support your team.
    • Access a few videos for your team about substance use and tools to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
    • Receive encouraging weekly emails with tips for all participants.
    • Access an online community group on Facebook, specially designed to help participants.