Government Of Nunavut
Cabinet, also known as the Executive Council, is the senior decision- making body of government and is made up of the Premier and usually seven members, all of whom are elected by the Legislative Assembly.
A Government Liaison Officer (GLO) is the public’s central point-of-contact with the 23 Nunavut communities.
The Commissioner of Nunavut is the Government of Canada’s representative in the Territory of Nunavut. The current Acting Commissioner is Eva Qamaniq Aariak.
The Community Justice Division empowers Nunavummiut along the continuum of life to address root causes of crime, resolve conflict and respond to crime in a culturally relevant way. Our foundation is based on Inuit Societal Values and restorative justice principles.
Victim Services is a free and confidential client-centered support service for victims of crime. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each victim of crime – whether it is deciding to report an incident to the police, seeking guidance through the court process, or seeking follow-up after sentencing. We can help you explore your options, provide the information and support you in making a decision.
The Mediation program offers “closed” Mediation. This means it is viewed as separate to the judicial process and the content of the Mediation is confidential. This gives the clients space to speak freely without fear that what they say could end up in the court.
The process is voluntary and the parties may withdraw at any time.
In November 2006, after extensive consultations with Nunavut communities, the Legislative Assembly unanimously passed the Family Abuse Intervention Act (FAIA). FAIA came into Force on March 1, 2008. The intent of the legislation is to provide Nunavummiut with the tools to intervene and prevent abuse by focusing on the immediate need for safety, with simple and efficient processes that are consistent with Inuit values. FAIA promotes community ownership of problems, and it empowers the community to confidently work with local resources to address social problems at their root. The spirit and intent of FAIA is to prevent abuse and decrease the escalation of abuse.
Community Justice Outreach Workers
Government Of Canada
Status of Women Canada focuses its efforts in three priority areas: increasing women’s economic security and prosperity; encouraging women’s leadership and democratic participation; and ending gender-based violence.
Status of Women Canada Funding Programs
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) concerns nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis; Government of Canada structures to build capacity and support Indigenous People in their vision of self-determination; and lead the Government of Canada’s work in the North.
Member of Parliament
Lori Idlout (NDP) is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Nunavut.