Four Nunavut orgs up for $10-million award for suicide prevention project –

June 27, 2018

And territory’s Quality of Life Secretariat now accepting other proposals

A Nunavut-based suicide prevention initiative has been shortlisted for a $10-million prize.

A collaboration of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities, the Pinnguaq Association, the Embrace Life Council and Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre has resulted in a project, representing all 25 communities of Nunavut, being selected as a finalist in the Smart Cities Challenge $10-million prize.

The project, “Community, Connectivity and Digital Access for Suicide Prevention in Nunavut,” was developed by the four organizations between January and April 2018. Its goal is to reduce the risk of suicide in Nunavut.

The measures proposed by the project include:

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