Welcome to Ipirauttaaq Society

About Us.


In a world where you can be anything choose to be kind. 

What is Wellness?

Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.

Why is good wellness important?

Mental health is more important now than ever before; it impacts every area of our lives. The importance of good mental health ripples into everything we do, think, or say.

Maintaining a positive mental health and treating any mental health conditions  is crucial to stabilizing constructive behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. Focusing on mental health care can increase productivity, enhance our self-image, and improve relationships. 

Nurturing mental health doesn’t just improve our daily functioning, but it can also help us control — or at least combat — some of the physical health problems directly linked to mental health conditions. For example, heart disease and stress are related, so managing stress might have a positive outcome on heart disease.

What makes our approach different?

  • Technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support and data collection. Mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, and tablets are giving the public, doctors, and researchers new ways to access help, monitor progress, and increase understanding of mental wellbeing.
  • VR is a relatively new field, but progress is fast, and it is becoming increasingly clear that virtual reality technology has an important role to play in the field of mental health. VR headsets can help desensitize patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, by recreating their personal triggers. This helps them to develop coping techniques in the safe environment of their own home or a therapist’s office. VR can also help patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and other disorders.
  • If anything the Covid-19 Pandemic taught us how to adapt to an uncertain time. The future of care is not just convenient and virtual-first, but designed around the customers’ needs. That’s why we are available virtually 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Within moments our app can be deployed and a mental health professional available at your finger tips. 

Why is this level of care needed?

  • More than 3 decades of controlled studies have proven the effectiveness of virtual reality in psychology.

  • Scientific research has shown higher attrition using traditional exposure techniques. A study of García-Palacios et al. (2007) showed that 27% of patients suffering from specific phobia reject using in vivo exposure therapy, considering it overly intense, while only 3% refused VR exposure therapy.
  • VR allows the healthcare provider to control the environment to meet the needs of each patient.
  • Finding the right environment and the right time of the day to conduct in vivo exposure can incur significant logistic and financial costs. VR solve this problem.
  • While having a mental health team in every community at all times is the best overall thing it simply is not always possible, with our solutions be with VR, App based or phone based our specialists are available immediately on demand as needed with a touch of a button. 

What are the solutions?

Strengthen the Inuit Nunangat food system by working in partnership with Inuit to:

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Virtual Therapy

In-person (or virtual) therapy has been a tool that many people have used for a while. In fact, it is the first form of treatment that people think of when they decide that they want to improve their mental health. Therapy is great because you have the ability to decompress by speaking to a licensed professional, while also learning techniques of self-care and regulation to put into action.

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Community Support

Community support is important when it comes to mental health, support can be viewed in a variety of different ways. It can be a support group, like-minded people, or even friends and family that are there to be on your mental health journey with you. We offer community support for mental health and substance use, made up of people who understand what you’re going through and are ready to help. Get connected online, by phone, or via Zoom.

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Peer Support

Peer Supporters can be trained in a wide range of skills, including active listening and helping skills. They often work in less formal, more community-based settings. Peer Supporters often focus more on sharing their own lived experiences to facilitate mutually helpful conversations with the people who go to them for support. You can get connected online, by phone, or via Zoom.

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Traditional Counsellors

Counsellors usually have graduate-level training in counselling or psychotherapy. They typically work in more formal environments, with specific therapeutic skills and goals.

Parent Coaching & Support

Therapy for children, adolescents, and families. We can help to support families with that are having difficulties with a teen who is struggling at home, away in treatment and transitioning to coming home, young adult facing challenges.

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Virtual Crisis Response

Our Virtual Crisis Response Team VCRT upon a community crisis will dispatch the virtual technologies to the person/persons in the community that finds themselves needing support. We can then visually asses the particular clients needs before sending the physical team out.


For more details, please access the full Inuit Nunangat Food Security Strategy available in English, Inuktut Qaliujaaqpait, Inuktut syllabics, and French language versions.

The Strategy is a comprehensive document providing context and background on Inuit food security issues in Inuit Nunangat and outlines close to two dozen actions developed by and for Inuit.