Kangiqsujuaq’s CLSC point of service has about 25 employees and 750 residents. Looking to live the northern experience to the fullest? This village is for you : it is indeed the most northern village of Ungava Bay !
UTHC’s hospital is located in Kuujjuaq, Ungava Bay’s largest community with close to 3,000 residents as well as : 3 grocery stores, 2 hotels, 2 restaurants, 1 gym, 1 pool, 1 cinema, 1 bar and many nights illuminated by aurora borealis. In Kuujjuaq, life is both comfortable and adventurous. About 300 UTHC employees work here
Tasiujaq’s CLSC point of service has a dozen employees and 400 residents. Interesting fact : it is in this village that you can see the highest tides in the world !
Aupaluk CLSC point of service has a dozen employees and over 250 residents. Interesting fact : the village is located near the caribou migration route, so you will definitely have the opportunity to see some during a hike !
Kangirsuk’s CLSC point of service has about 15 employees and over 600 residents. Interesting fact : fishing enthusiasts will be delighted in this village ! The countless lakes and rivers in the region are renowned for their abundance of Arctic char and lake trout.
Quaqtaq’s CLSC point of service has about 20 employees and over 450 residents. Interesting fact : hiking enthusiasts will be delighted in this village, as it is surrounded by mountains and rocky hills !
Kangiqsualujjuaq’s CLSC point of service has about 30 employees and over 900 residents. Fun fact : the village is located just below the tree line. It is therefore one of the only villages of the Bay where you will find trees !
Geographically isolated, Nunavik’s only link with the outside world is by plane as there are no roads connecting the villages or leading south
Nuvavik’s population is a youthful one as more than half are under 26 years old. Only 3% of the population is over 65 years old, and 75% of Nunavik’s residents are under 35 years old
The region boasts one the highest birth rates in Canada, with 3.2 children per woman (vs 1.6 for Quebec). Women generally become mothers in their early twenties
We have come such a long way !
The region’s first medical CLSC point of service with a permanent nursing staff opened in Inukjuak in 1948. Other CLSC points of service were later set up in Kuujjuaq (1950), Puvirnituq (1960), Salluit (1961), and Kuujjuaraapik (1962)
Today’s villages gradually took shape as the Inuit were encouraged to settle down in one place, a process fostered by the new health services, a single-family home construction program, and the inception of the social welfare program
The Old Chimo village was moved to its actual location, an american army base closed down after World War II, and the village of Kuujjuaq was formally established in 1979
A small 11-bed hospital was set up on the premises of the governmental building in Kuujjuaq, and a dental clinic was later opened on the site
Medical visits and x-ray tuberculosis screening campaigns were set up in the villages surrounding Ungava Bay
1975 : Signature of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement that redefines and governs the relationship between the Quebec government and the indigenous nations, and territorial management
Kuujjuak’s hospital asked the Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL), where most of the patients transferred from Ungava are treated, to increase and diversify its specialty service tours up North
15 Inuit nurse assistants are trained in Kuujjuaq
Most Inuit communities become incorporated as municipalities
Construction of the Ungava Tulattavik Health Center is completed and services are transferred to the new building that now offers 25 beds
Three Inuit receive their nursing degree