The Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) component of the QNIHS is being led, organized and implemented by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation. The ISR survey content and delivery incorporates the input from a Regional Advisory Committee made up of representatives from the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), Community Corporations, Elders, youth members and health authorities.  The IRC QNIHS Project Team is working to implement the survey program and ensure that all the decisions for the survey are in the best interest of Inuvialuit, collaborating with the National QNIHS Working Group. The Inuvialuit Settlement Region survey will additionally offer a basic clinical and oral health screening component along with the survey. As of year-end 2023, data collection in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region has been completed and data analysis has begun.

IRC QNIHS Staff

The Nunatsiavut component of the QNIHS is a collaborate effort between the Nunatsiavut Government and Labrador-Grenfell Health. This branch of the survey is being guided by a regional steering committee that includes frontline health workers, youth, Elders, community members, and representatives from various Nunatsiavut Government Departments. This steering committee provides important guidance to the team at DHSD that is working to implement the survey program. They ensure that all the decisions for the survey are in the best interest of Nunatsiavut beneficiaries. Our regional content committee ensures that our survey will cover all the health topics that are important to Inuit, in a way that respects Inuit culture and values. As of year-end 2023, data collection is near completion and Nunatsiavut will enter the next phase which involves data analysis.

Bert Pomeroy

The Nunavik component of the QNIHS is led by the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services in collaboration with Makivvik. The Nunavik QNIHS Project Team is working to implement the survey program and ensure that it will cover all the health topics that are important to Nunavimmiut, in a way that respects Inuit culture and values. The Project Team is being guided by the Nunavik Health Survey Steering Committee which includes representatives from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Makivvik, the Kativik Regional Government, the Kativik School Board, Health Centres, the Avataq Cultural Institute, the Qarjuit Youth Council and Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ). This committee ensures that all the decisions for the survey are in the best interest of Nunavimmiut. Data collection is set to commence in 2023, with two travelling teams conducting the survey respectively in the communities of the Ungava Coast and of the Hudson Coast.

Catherine Savoie

The Nunavut component of the QNIHS is a collaborate effort between the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and the Government of Nunavut. This branch of the survey is being led by the Nunavut Inuit Health Survey Steering Committee that includes representatives from Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and the Government of Nunavut Department of Health. An Inuit Health Survey Advisory Committee, which includes various representatives at the community, regional, and territorial level, provide important guidance to the Steering Committee to develop and implement the survey. These committees ensure that all the decisions for the survey are in the best interest of Nunavummiut. Our Steering Committee ensures that the survey will cover all the health topics that are important to Inuit, in a way that respects Inuit culture and values. The first round of the survey is expected to launch in 2024, with a dedicated team of researchers travelling to all of the communities within Nunavut to conduct the survey.

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Kevin Kablutsiak