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Every person has the right to healthy relationships and safe sex. This includes freedom from abuse and access to condoms, birth control, emergency contraceptives, and safe abortion.

Abuse can happen in any relationship. It is not healthy and it is never okay. If you experience abuse, remember it is not your fault. Talk to someone you trust, visit the health centre, call social services or RCMP/ KRPF.

There are family violence shelters in the following communities:

  • Cambridge Bay, St. Michael’s Crisis Shelter: (867) 983-5232
  • Iqaluit, Qimavvik Shelter: (867) 979-4500
  • Kugaaruk Family Violence Centre: (867) 769-6100
  • Kugluktuk Women's Crisis Centre: (867) 982-3210
  • Rankin Inlet, Kataujaq Society Shelter: (867) 645-2214

If there are no shelters in your community, contact your local RCMP or social services.

You can also contact your local family abuse intervention worker.

For more information about family violence:
Government of Nunavut Department of Family Services 

If you live in Nunavik, click here.

You are not alone. If you feel stress or struggle to deal with a mental illness, there is help. Talk to someone you trust—family member, friend, Elder, counselor, teacher, social worker, mental health worker, or nurse.

If you or someone you care about has thoughts of hurting yourself, call a crisis line or emergency number, or visit the health centre right away.

To talk to someone, call:

  • Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
    Iqaluit: 867-979-3333
    Anywhere in Canada: 1-800-265-3333
  • Kids Help Phone
    1-800-668-6868
  • Iqaluit Mental Health
    Toll free: 1-888-331-5900
  • Illisaqsivik Society
    1-888-331-4433 (Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00)
  • Local health, wellness, or public health centre.

For more information:

If you live in Nunavik, click here.

Puberty is a natural part of growing up. You may feel weird, confused, or even scared because your body is trying to get used to all the new changes.

Remember you are not alone. Sometimes it helps to talk to an adult you trust—a parent, relative, nurse, counselor, or teacher.

Visit these links to learn more about puberty: 

If you live in Nunavik, click here.

Are you anxious or confused about your gender identity and sexual orientation, or do you know someone who is? Every person deserves respect—no matter their gender identity and sexual orientation.

The CHOICES Graphic Novel is a great story about teens in Nunavut dealing with sex and relationships.

Community-based youth groups can provide valuable opportunities for teens to talk about being and supporting LGBTTQ changed to people, and other issues related to sexuality.

  • Learn more about gender and sexuality. TeensHealth - Sexual Attraction and Orientation.
  • Talk to someone you trust—a counsellor, teacher, nurse, or mental health worker. Tell a trusted adult if you know about bullying or any other violence.
  • Respect a person’s decision if they want to keep their sexual orientation or gender identity secret.
  • Support someone who tells you about their gender identity or sexual orientation. Let them know you care about them, no matter what.
  • Call a help line:
  • Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
    Iqaluit: 867-979-3333
    Anywhere in Canada: 1-800-265-3333
  • Kids Help Phone
    1-800-668-6868

If you live in Nunavik, click here.

Smoking, drugs, and alcohol are very addictive. It is hard to quit once you start, but there is help. Talk to someone you trust—family member, friend, counselor, teacher, nurse, or Elder.

If you live in Nunavik, click here.