Wellness

The Hamlet of Arviat operates several health and wellness projects and programs, under the guidance of the Arviat Community Health & Wellness Committee (CHWC). The CHWC is an advisory committee to the Hamlet Council and adminstration.

The current members of the Arviat Health Committee are:

Eric Anoee (Chair), Shelby Angalik, Elizabeth Issakiark, Jamie Kablutsiak, Melinda Kaviok, and Andrew Kuksuk.

The Community Wellness Worker is Sarah Curley. Sarah can be reached at (867) 857-2841 or wellness@arviat.ca

Mandate:

We will focus on becoming a healthy community that builds capacity, is self-assured, caring, and responds to the needs of individuals and families.

We will promote simplicity and unity where people come first and are responsible and accountable for their own wellbeing through a wellness planning process that is integrated and facilitates access to services.

We will promote continuing learning where people acquire the skills they need to increase independence and prosperity while preserving culture, values and language of origin.

We will promote self-reliance through facilitating community processes that are dedicated to directing our own destiny by working together, co-operating and focusing the collective resources that are available to achieve maximum health and wellbeing for every resident.

Community Cooking Program

Throughout the year, the Hamlet of Arviat coordinates various cooking programs. Contact the Community Wellness Worker for details.

The Community Cooking Program has offered workshops to encourage families to make more use of country food in their diet. Workshops include Cooking with Caribou, Cooking with Fish, Cooking with Seal & Muktuk, Cooking with Small Game, Budgets and Meal Planning, Butchering/Cut & Wrap of Country Foods, Stretching Your Food Dollars. Every workshop is followed by home visits to cook with participants in their homes.