Ajjigijaunngittuq: Addressing the HIV Needs of Inuit in Urban Centres

Project Description

Stay informed – make responsible choices was a project designed to empower youth to make healthy, responsible choices about sexual health. During this project, Pauktuutit and the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement partnered with the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC), Nunavik Regional Health and Social Services Board (NRHSSB) and the Canadian Inuit HIV / AIDS Network (CIHAN) to use their extensive networks to facilitate and coordinate an Inuit specific youth sexual health conference. Inuit youth representatives had access to the expertise and knowledge of health professionals, community front line workers and researchers to support their participation in the Inuit Youth Sexual Health Conference held on February 17 – 19, 2008, in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Northern Quebec This conference was a direct result of requests and suggestions from the Pan- Arctic Sexual Health Symposium in Inuvik February 2008 where there was a one day workshop for Inuit youth.

Project Details

Department Health
Year Published 2007