Community Organizations

Non-profit community organizations contribute to the improvement of the social fabric and living conditions of their community. They complement services provided by the public health and social services organizations. Community based, they are in the best position to understand the needs of their community. 

Objectives of the Community Organizations programs
Eligibility Criteria
Funding Request Applications
List of Community Organizations

The objectives of the community-organizations program are to: 

  • Acknowledge and promote the activities of community organizations; 
  • Offer community organizations and their board of directors the support and information they need to accomplish their mission; 
  • Support the development of their personnel’s competencies; 
  • Ensure operational funding for community organizations; 
  • Ensure services and activities are delivered in accordance with good governance practices. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

To be eligible for support and funding under the program, a community organization must meet the following criteria: 

  • It must be a legal entity, constituted under the Québec law governing non-profit organizations; 
  • It must be administered by a board of directors primarily comprising users of its services, or members of the community it serves, and whose activities are complementary to or in support of the health and social services sector; 
  • It must follow good governance practices and regulations as set by the Québec government. As such it is governed by general by-laws, duly approved during a general session of its board of directors and reviewed as needed; 
  • It must carry out activities within the program’s overall objectives and required structure; 
  • It must comprise a group of persons from a community who are supported by the latter and mobilized around shared objectives. 

Funding Applications: 

To receive support and funding, community organizations have to submit activity reports, financial reports and funding applications according to a set calendar.

Reports and funding applications are reviewed by the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) Community Organizations Steering Committee each spring.

Once reviewed and adjusted in view of the available funding, a funding scenario is presented to the NRBHSS board of directors in June for approval and recommendation to the Québec government, which then authorizes funding instalments to be made quarterly during the year.

Community Organizations

Ungava Supervised Apartments

P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq J0M 1C0

Provide an affordable place to stay for individuals with mental-health problems and intellectual deficiencies. Help residents gain autonomy and raise public awareness of social reintegration.


P.O. Box 586, Kuujjuaq J0M 1C0

Provide physical and psychological support to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse and experiencing difficulties. The shelter:

  • Ensures the clients receive basic necessities and a safe place to stay;
  • Assists women in assuming responsibility for their situations, such as addiction issues, and encourages clients to make positive changes, work on family relationships and live a safer and healthier lifestyle;
  • Provides an opportunity for healing through activities and self-care to promote wellness and recovery from their life experiences that have negative impacts on their lives;
  • Offers information and education concerning violence, effects on children witnessing violence in the home, parenting skills and other topics.
  • Services are offered to women of the community or from other communities if needed.


P.O. Box 29, Kuujjuaq J0M 1C0

The Qajaq Network seeks to help men who are on a personal growth journey or who are experiencing difficulties. Promote programs and services to further enhance personal and collective well-being, favouring the development of healthier and safer communities while advocating equality between men and women.

Services are available to all men in need from all communities.


P.O. Box 749, Kuujjuaq J0M 1C0

Provide a culturally based wellness program to help Inuit adopt a healthy, addiction-free lifestyle. Promote Inuit pride, self-empowerment, spirituality and healing through loving, healthy, productive lifestyles in a safe, addiction-free environment.


P.O. Box 149, Kuujjuaq J0M 1C0

The centre will provide activities for elders and individuals lacking autonomy residing in the Tusaajiapik Elders’ Home or for elders and individuals lacking autonomy and residing at home in the community of Kuujjuaq.


P.O. Box 179, Kuujjuaq J0M 1C0

Provide a forum for Inuit youths of Nunavik where they can express themselves on social issues and well-being and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Uvattinut Supervised Apartments

P.O. Box 385, Puvirnituq J0M 1P0

Provide independent-living opportunities and community-support services for low-income Inuit who have mental-health problems and are at risk of itinerancy. Residents are primarily from Puvirnituq, but applications from other villages in Nunavik are welcomed if space permits.


P.O. Box 301, Puvirnituq J0M 1P0

Provide a safe, comfortable living environment for elderly persons from Puvirnituq and neighbouring communities who need a permanent residence.

Provide short-term respite for elders who need a break from their normal living situation and day programs for community elders who would benefit from social activities and meals.

Services are offered to elders from the community or other communities of the Hudson subregion.


P.O. Box 229, Inukjuak J0M 1M0

Provide accommodation for women and their children at the shelter. When needed the shelter also offers respite accommodation for elderly women who need a safe place away from difficult living situations or are experiencing abuse.

Services are offered to women of the community or other communities if needed.


P.O. Box 413, Inukjuak J0M 1M0

Support youths and young men by actively promoting Inuit culture within the community, involving various generations of men.

Bridge the gap between generations, promote Inuit culture and ultimately support the young men of the community in getting back on their feet and learning traditional skills passed down from elders.

Work closely with the justice system at supporting young men subject to the system and who require social rehabilitation and reintegration. The supportive environment responds to the needs of young men and ensures that they not forgotten and that they receive support as long as they need it.


P.O. Box 402, Inukjuak J0M 1M0

Serve as the voice of Nunavik women, to represent their interests and ensure their well-being. Reach out to the 14 communities and to Inuit women who have moved to the South. Encourage women to take positive actions to improve their own social and economic well-being. Advocate at the regional level for programs and services to promote healthy women, children and families.

Saturviit provides financial and other support to local women’s groups to carry out community projects. It undertakes regional projects in the interest of women and represents Nunavik women at the national level on advisory and academic working groups.                          


P.O. Box 320, Inukjuak J0M 1M0

Develop plans to build an elders’ residence in Inukjuak.

Work with municipal and regional interests to construct, furnish and operate the elders’ residence. Oversee staffing and operations of the elders’ residence in the best interest of the clients.


P.O. Box 239, Salluit J0M 1S0

Provide shelter and support to Inuit women and their children who are victims of violence or at risk of becoming victims of violence in Nunavik. Provide a place that responds to their needs for comfort and counselling.

Services are offered to women of the community or other communities if needed.


P.O. Box 145, Kangiqsujuaq J0M 1K0

Provide shelter for elders and handicapped persons who require support, daily assistance and supervision within a safe living environment.



P.O. BOX 219, Kangiqsualujjuaq J0M 1N0

Provide a resource for families in the community, offering parenting-skills workshops and other useful training.

Develop a baby-book project with focus on child development and parent-child relations.

Develop a community kitchen where teaching will be provided on nutrition and healthy meals.

Provide a safe place for youths to reside when they are not safe in their family home or when their caregiver is intoxicated.