Community Dates announced for IRC’s Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey

Press Release

Selected households will be notified by mail and receive up to $100 gift certificates for participating

The Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey will begin booking appointments in ISR communities in January 2022, and selected households have received notifications in the mail and the chance to receive $100 in gift cards for participating in this vital work.

The Survey will be conducted on the following dates:

  • TUKTOYAKTUK: NEW DATES January 13 – 28, 2022
  • SACHS HARBOUR: 2nd week of February
  • PAULATUK: 3rd week of Feb to 1st week of March
  • ULUKHAKTOK: 1st to 3rd week of March
  • AKLAVIK: 3rd week of April to 1st week of May
  • INUVIK: 1st to 3rd week of May

Randomly selected households will be asked to book an appointment by email or phone, and participate in two elements: an in-person survey and a clinical component.  Participants will receive a $50 gift certificate for completing each element of the data collection for a total of $100.

The survey will be conducted in English but translation will be available on-site in Inuvialuktun for those who need it, along with wellbeing supports. All participants must be Inuvialuit.

COVID-safe protocols will be in place to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing, as Inuit communities join forces to provide this important data.

All fieldworkers and participants will be asked to wear face masks and practice safe physical distancing. All fieldworkers will be double vaccinated and required to have negative RT-PCR tests before travelling into the community.  Surveys will be conducted by appointment only to maintain safe numbers of people in survey facilities at all times, and hand sanitizing stations will be available. All nurses and dental hygienists at the clinical and dental stations will also be double vaccinated and in Personal Protective Equipment, such as gloves and masks.

Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey is the first survey of its kind, and the information collected from across Inuit Nunangat will provide an important overall picture of the health and well-being of Inuit and help inform future policies and programs.

We thank all Inuvialuit for their willingness to support this important work and encourage everyone to book their appointment.

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Community Notification

If your household is randomly selected to participate, you will receive an official community notification that looks similar to this:


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