In-house recovery services
8-week Collective Recovery Program
The 8-week (60 days) Collective Recovery Program is a unique recovery experience designed exclusively for the Inuit of Nunavik to help you and your loved ones recover from past traumas and overcome the difficulties associated with substance use.
Whether you want to cope with trauma, reduce your overall consumption or start working towards complete self-discipline or abstinence, Isuarsivik offers you a holistic healing approach that combines the best modern practices in recovery with Inuit-developed healing tools and techniques to guide you toward a healthier lifestyle.
Guests can attend the program on their own or accompanied by family members or anyone they consider important to their healing journey like their children, partner, siblings, grandparents, or foster or extended family.
We get a feeling of who we are from our collective group
Healing on the land
An important portion of our program takes place outside, on the land. You will join various healing activities at our cabin, in tupiks, or outdoors around the centre. You will also participate in many exciting outings on the land, such as hunting, fishing, and berry picking.
Connection with culture and identity
Culture is a powerful tool for grounding, belonging and purpose, and is a major protective factor agains adversity and risk-taking. At Isuarsivik, our program offers experiential interventions based on Inuit culture and we strive for cultural safety.
60-day program themes
- Connecting with Inuit values
- Developing good relationships with yourself and others
- Healing as a family and healthy parenting
- Healing as a couple with counselling
- Understanding trauma and intergenerational trauma
- Walking through grief, shame and guilt
- Digging up the roots of addiction and learning healthy coping skills
- Learning anger management
- Communicating in a healthy and positive way
- Healing through culture and traditional knowledge
- Healing through elders’ counselling and intergenerational learning
Am I eligible?
All beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) aged 18 or older can apply.