Iqaluit non-profit wants $1.5M for community wellness hub – CBC

‘These spaces are really needed throughout the territory,’ says executive director of research centre

Jan 22, 2019

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre in Iqaluit wants to build a community wellness hub, and is hoping to come up with $1.5 million to do it.

“We are always struggling for space,” said Gwen Healey Akearok, executive and scientific director of the centre.

Healey Akearok said it’s a struggle to find affordable spaces to run programming that are accessible and family friendly. Programs are often running in places like school gyms or facilities that are only available at night.

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