New CLSC in Aupaluk: Built According to a Redesigned Approach to Care

A brand new CLSC was inaugurated in Aupaluk this afternoon, in the presence of members of the Kativik Regional Government, community members of Aupaluk and local partners.

Aupaluk groupe

This new clinic, christened Qallisarvik by the community members of Aupaluk, signals a profound change in paradigm for Nunavik. In fact, the new generation of northern CLSCs is now based on the concept of “a place where we go to get better” (qanuingnisiarvik), whereas in the past, Nunavimmiut perceived a CLSC as “a place where we go when we are sick” (aniavik).

Aupaluk CLSC 3

CLSC services

  • Health care
  • Social
  • Community
  • Youth protection
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Dentistry
  • Medical imaging
Larry W Aupaluk
Larry Watt
Executive Director, Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre

“The UTHC is pleased to provide a varied range of health care, social and community services, and youth-protection services now assembled under the same roof for the benefit of all community members of Aupaluk. Inuit culture permeates this new point of service, thanks to the inclusion of a room dedicated to well-being where social and traditional activities will be held.”

Jennifer Munick-Watkins, Executive Director, Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

“At the heart of this place, we reach out toward our collective development, where each person can reach his or her full potential, create solid ties and embrace a promising future.”

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS)

Furthermore, the UTHC would like to thank Gary Blair and Earl Pinchuk, Founders of The Art for Healing Foundation, for their generous donation of 14 artworks created by Canadian Aboriginal and Inuit artists. This major donation will allow the community and visitors to appreciate the rich culture of Northern people.

Art for Healing

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Aupaluk in a few words

  • 250 residents makes it the smallest village in Nunavik!
  • Aupaluk means "where it is red" in inuktitut, in reference to the area’s iron oxide rich soil
  • Located in Hopes Advance Bay
  • The area around Aupaluk is quite flat and therefore is particularly suited for hiking
  • The village has a beautiful view of Ungava Bay
  • Founded by Inuits in 1975
Aupaluk 2
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