Photovoice Contest – Inuktitut

ᑎᒥᒥᒍᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᒪᑭᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᑏ ᓄᓇᕗᑦᒥᑦ

ᑭᓇ: ᓄᓇᕗᑦᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕕᖕᒥᐅᑦ

ᖃᖓ: ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 1ᒥᑦ 30ᒧᑦ, 2020

ᓵᓚᒃᓴᒐᒃᓴᖅ: ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᒡᓗᑎᒃ. ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᓇᓱᒃᑐᓂᒃ, ᐅᕙ ᐱᔭᐅᓇᓱᒃᑐᑦ, ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑐᖅᓯᐅᑎᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᑦᑕᐅᑏᑦ, ᓇᑦᑎᖅ ᕿᓯᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓱᕈᓘᔭᐃᑦ. ᖁᓖᓗ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᖅᓯᐅᑎᓅᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᑦ.

ᑐᓂᓯᒋᑦ: ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᒥᒃ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᒡᕙᓘᓃᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᓕᖕᒥᒃ. ᓄᓇᔅᓯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᔪᖅ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᑦ ᑐᑭᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕙ? ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᑲᖅᐸ.

ᓇᒧᑦ: ᐅᕗᖓ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᕗᖓ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

NDMS Po Box 4212, 8 storey suite. Iqaluit NU XOA 1HO

ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᕗᖓᕐᓗᑎᑦ NDMS facebook ᕿᒥᕈᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᓕᒐᖏᑦ

ᓵᓚᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᖅᑎᕐᓗᑎ ᑐᓂᓯᓯᒪᒍᕕᑦ, ᐊᒥᓱᐊᖅᑎ


ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᑦᑐᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᑎᒋᐅᓂᖓᓐᓂ. ᑕᒫᓂᖃᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ $1000.00−ᓂᑦ. ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᒻᒥᔪᑦ ᒪᓕᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᒥᓂᕐᓃᓐᖔᖅᑐᑦ. 12 ᐊᔾᔨᓐᖑᐊᑦ ᕿᒥᕈᔭᐅᓗᑎᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᐅᒐᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᓄᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᖅᑲᑕ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕋᔭᓐᖏᑦᑐᑦ. ᓵᓚᓖᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓐᖑᐊᕐᓂᑦ ᖃᐃᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖏᑉᐸᑕ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᓕᓐᓂᒃ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓈᖅᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᕐᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖔᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ. ᖃᔨᐅᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕋᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓐᖑᐊᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᓐᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᑭᓐᖔᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᓗᐊᖅᑐᐊᓗᓐᓂ ᐱᓂᐊᖏᒻᒪᑕ. ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒥᒃ ᐱᖁᓇᕋᓱᐊᖅᑯᓯ!

Photovoice Contest Poster – English

Image Description:

WHO: Nunnavumiut and Nunnavummi Organizations.

WHEN: October 1st – 30th, 2020.

WIN: Everyone in a raffle for a chance to win one of our many community prizes, that include camping gear, fishing rods, natural seal skin, and more!* Twelve photographs will go in a calendar!

SUBMIT: A photo of something that helps or prevents you within your community. Include a description: why it is important to you? Any changes?

WHERE: Submit to or

NDMS PO Box 4212, 8 Storey Suite 110, Iqaluit, NU X0A 1H0

Go to the NDMS Facebook page for full contest rules

*Odds of winning in raffle depend on number of entries received.


The odds of winning the random draw depend on the number of eligible entries received during the contest timeframe.  The approximate value of the grand prize is $1000.00.  The value of other available prizes is subject to community donations.

The twelve photographs selected for the calendar will be reviewed by a judging committee.  All decisions of the judging committee are final.  If winning participants are unable to provide high-resolution images for publication, the judging committee reserves the right to claim ineligibility and a new participant will be chosen.  Judges will make their decisions based on the quality of the photo and will do their best to include a variety of content and regional representations to avoid duplication.


Thank you and Good Luck!

Institution Watch Newsletter for July 2020 (PDF)

The above link is a downloadable PDF version of the July 2020 issue “Institution Watch Newsletter”. The newsletter comes from a joint task force on Deinstitutionalization between People First Canada and Canadian Association for Community Living.

The newsletter is “monitoring the progress toward a vision of full community living for all persons with intellectual disabilities”.

Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, states the right to choose residency on an equal basis with others, however institutionalization is still enforced due to isolation, segregation, and lack of control or decision-making. This article focuses on issues of institutionalization in the province of Nova Scotia.

Finding Our Power Together – Building Our Bundle Program

Finding Our Power Together (Hyperlink to FOPT Facebook page included) is a collaborative partnership between young people in remote First Nation communities and Indigenous and non-Indigenous members in southern Ontario. 

FOPT is running a program called Building our Bundle. The program seeks to build social connections and relationships across Turtle Island. Building our Bundle officially starts July 20th with the first video posted to introduce activities. See below for Image Descriptions and contact FOPT if interested in facilitating this program in your community.

Image Description: 
Title is Finding Our Power Together. Subtitle is Building Our Bundle Program. Text reads Join us for a 6-session online program to learn mental health skills, cultural teachings, and self-reflection practices. Weekly and monthly prize draws! Drop in anytime! Eligibility must be between 14 and 29; Must have access to a wifi-enabled device; Must have parent/organizational consent if under 18; Must agree to appropriate online conduct. Contact FOPT if you are interested in facilitating in your community!

How it Works

Image Description: Title is Building Our Bundle. Subtitle is How it Works. Text reads Follow Finding Our Power Together on Instagram or Facebook; Watch for weekly prompts every Monday; Participate on your own time; Submit weekly photo challenges by tagging us every Friday to enter into our weekly prize draw; Track your progress: Complete all 6 photo challenges for a chance to win a Samsung tablet! Contact us for more details or to access the participation guide.

Bottom reads:

Barriers of Accessibility

Check out our PDF titled The Importance of Accessibility that shares information about the barriers to accessibility.

“understanding accessibility means to discover and raise awareness”

#AccessibleCanada #AccessAbility Week

NDMS is hiring!

We are hiring 2 full time contract positions: PROJECT INSTRUCTOR

The Project Instructor will deliver Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society’s (NDMS) job readiness curriculum through the Tunnganarniq Training Centre for persons livingwith a disability. The successful candidate will be required to conduct job readiness and job search workshops to motivate participants and help them develop the skills needed to secure employment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Develop and prepare training materials and lesson plans.
• Administer and interpret approved aptitude and proficiency tests including an • ILP according to prescribed procedures.
• Provide job coaching and job search assistance.
• Provide classroom instruction to participants in computer literacy, job search techniques, life skills, money management, job retention strategies, pre-vocational/career transition opportunities and one-on-one tutoring.
• Use classroom instruction and group participation activities to assist program participants in learning basic math, reading, writing skills, vocabulary, and grammar.
• Develop teaching outlines and select and/or design appropriate instructional materials.
• Develop individual participant assessment based on participant’s performance and reports on participant progress.
• Provide individual tutoring related to individual needs in areas of basic skills, vocational exploration, goal setting, and problem-solving.
• Conduct needs assessment through formal and informal evaluation.
• Recruit, engage, instruct and retain participants and co-op placement.
• Participate in employer engagement events including seeking co-op placements for participants.
• Maintain detailed records, and complete regular reports as per prescribed deadline.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Expectations:

• Minimum 2 years experience working with people with disabilities.
• Experience working in a formal classroom setting considered an asset.
• Expert people person, comfortable mentoring and developing skills in others.
• Good decision making skills and the ability to think critically.
• Report writing an asset including: weekly reports, grants, proposals, and tenders.
• Proficiency with Email, Internet, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Excel spreadsheets.
• Ability to communicate in English is required, and ability to communicate in Inuktitut and/or French considered an asset

Location: Iqaluit, NU
Date of commencement: June 2020 to March 31, 2021
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Priority Hiring: Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries.

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to:


PO Box 4212,
Iqaluit, NU X0A 1H0
P: 867-979-2228

Equity and Accessibility

What should happen after accessibility week?

We need to create a permanent equity pathway for Nunavummi with disabilities by removing systemic and environmental barriers.

After the National AcccessAbility Week, we can all do better together to remove the barriers and make a more inclusive and accessible community.

To learn more, please contact us at

#AccessibleCanada #TogetherApart

What is accessibiilty?

Take a look at our PDF titled Presentation ACCESSIBILITY under our resources tab. We share information about the Accessible Canada Act and the standards of accessibility including customer service, information and communication, employment, transportation, and design of public spaces. #AccessibleCanada #TogetherApart

National AccessAbility Week

NDMS is celebrating National AccessAbility Week from May 31 to June 6, 2020. Let’s dedicate this week to accessibility and inclusion in Canada. Find out more:

#AccessibleCanda #TogetherApart

Youth Programs

Are you a youth between the ages of 15 and 30?
Out of school……?
Interested in making films…….?

We are looking for youth ages 15-30 who are interested in a skill-building program followed by a co-op placement with a film production company. This is your chance to learn new skills, discover your interests, make films and do some cool stuff!!!

If this sounds like you, please e-mail our Employment Specialist at or call our office to reserve your spot! Registration is required.