Ungaluk priority goals

*Projects must have one of these goals in order to qualify for funding. Projects that focus on goal #1 will be prioritized.

Priority Goals

To reduce substance(s) abuse and/or addiction(s)
Why this goal for Ungaluk? Nearly 70% of major crimes in Nunavik are directly related to drugs and or alcohol.

How to reach the goal?
  • To offer a substance abuse prevention program
  • To offer counselling or a residential program
  • To offer a support group
  • To offer employment and educational services for those in treatment and - for those coming out of treatment
To prevent violence and other crimes (adults and or youths)
Why this goal for Ungaluk? Ungaluk was created to prevent crime and violence in Nunavik.

How to reach the goal?
  • To ensure that a preventive approach is used as a first measure in any intervention
To promote social integration or reintegration (prevent offending or reoffending)
Why this goal for Ungaluk? Individuals who come back to the community after being in jail or in treatment need support from their community members so they can have a healthy life. If there is no support, they could fall back into negative behaviours or break their conditions.

How to reach the goal?
  • To offer rehabilitation services (transition or half-way house)
  • To offer services (support, counselling, treatment for substance abuse etc.) for offenders in jail, or when they are released from jail or on conditional liberation
  • To offer reintegration services for ex-offenders and their families
  • To offer workshops to community members on reintegration of offenders
  • To offer employment and/or educational programs for ex-offenders
To address trauma and/or mental health
Why this goal for Ungaluk? Many Nunavimmiut are suffering from past trauma and there is a lack of resources for autonomous individuals and for individuals suffering from chronic and major mental health issues.

How to reach the goal?
  • To offer suicide prevention programs
  • To offer counselling and treatment programs for adults, youth, ex-offenders and people in jail (e.g. sexual abuse, mental health, anger management, healing/trauma, healthy relationships)
  • To offer projects that focus on short and long-term placement of people with mental health issues
  • To offer employment and educational services for those in treatment and for those coming out of treatment
To assist victims of crime and violence
Why this goal for Ungaluk? When a crime is committed there is always a direct victim(s), and sometimes there are indirect victims such as family members, friends, community members, who are affected. These people sometimes need support to deal with the event.

How to reach the goal?
  • To offer victim support services (ex. healing, psychological, legal support)
  • To offer services to family members and friends of the offender and/or victim
To build parental skills and/or encourage safe family
Why this goal for Ungaluk? A positive family environment is very important for a child. Parents need to be good role models for their children. Parents sometimes need help to support their children and provide a safe home.

How to reach the goal?
  • To offer parental skills programs
  • To offer assistance before and after a child is born
  • To offer a support group for parents
  • To prevent school drop-out and/or to promote educational opportunities
    Why this goal for Ungaluk? The rate of youth dropping out of school is very high in Nunavik. Graduating from high school is important. Support is needed to keep youth in school and graduate, and to help those youth who have dropped out.

    How to reach the goal?
    • To offer after-school support for youth who are struggling in school (at-risk of dropping out)
    • To offer counselling and therapy in schools
    • To offer anti-bullying programs in schools
    • To offer conflict resolution groups in school
    • To offer employment and educational projects for youth who have dropped out of school
    To promote alternatives to and diversion from the criminal justice system
    Why this goal for Ungaluk? The current judicial process in Nunavik does not meet the needs of Nunavimmiut. Many Nunavimmiut who commit crimes need support services instead of going to jail. Jail is not the solution to fixing Nunavik’s social issues. We need to provide more services for individuals who have been accused of committing a crime and for those who have been sentenced.

    How to reach the goal?
    • To support and expand the services of the Nunavik Justice Committees
    • To develop programs that offer alternatives from going to jail
    • To develop programs where offenders can serve sentences in the community