Supporting young people in Nunavut
Even though Nunavut is the largest of all of Canada’s provinces and territories by land area, it’s also one of the most remote locations in the world. Here at Kids Help Phone, we know how important it is for young people to have someone to talk to 24/7 from coast to coast to coast.
It’s important to acknowledge Nunavut is one of the four regions of Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland. We’re working with governing bodies in Inuvialuit to reach more young people in any moment of crisis of need.
Many of our volunteer Crisis Responders are in Nunavut. Through Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, youth in Nunavut discussed issues of physical abuse and isolation more than any other province or territory in 2018.
In 2018, the top issues we heard about from young people in Nunavut include:
- mental/emotional health
- peer and partner relationships
- family changes and relationships
- emotional abuse
Youth in Nunavut discussed grief through our texting service more than youth in any other province or territory — the number is more than double the national average.
In the last five years, conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity have increased by 300%.
Over 84% of the total population in Nunavut identify as Inuit.
We’re working within Nunavut to raise awareness of our services among youth and engage communities to support — and partner — in our mission.