Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment Camp, Nunavut

Categories:

Categories associated with best practice:

  • wtt_ico
  • Children (ages 6-12) icon
  • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
  • Community/ Neighbourhood
  • Culture
  • Healthy child development
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental Health Icon 2
  • Personal health practices and coping skills
  • Physical environment
  • Social environments

Determinants of Health: Language and culture, Personal health practices and coping skills, Physical environment, Social environments, Healthy child development, Other

Overview

A summer camp program developed by the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre out of 1.5 year consultation process with youth, parents, community members and teachers in Nunavut. This 10-day land and community-based camp focuses on fostering wellness, positive Inuit identity, community-building and skill-building.

Primary Source Document

J Noah, GW Healey, ‘Makimautiksat’: Building a Foundation within One’s Self: An Evidence-based Youth Wellness and Empowerment Intervention for Nunavut Youth Poster: Eight urajait/rocks model for youth health and empowerment camps, presented by Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre at International Polar Year Conference, 2012, "From Knowledge to Action"

Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, (AHRN-NU), with community input

Intervention Focus

Intervention Goal / ObjectiveLevel(s) TargetedEquity Focus
Community-building
  • Community level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
Positive Inuit identity
  • Individual level
  • Interpersonal level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
Fostering wellness
  • Individual level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.

Health Issue(s) that is/are addressed by the Intervention

Health Promotion

  • Other

Risk Reduction

  • Prevent injury
  • Harm reduction (re: drug use)
  • Other

Specific Activities of the Intervention

  • Other

Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery

Life Stage

  • Children (age 6-12 years)
  • Youth (age 13-18 years)

Settings

Educational Settings

    Community Setting

    • Other

    Outcomes

    Outcomes and Impact Chart
    Level of ImpactDescription of OutcomeEquity Focus
    Interpersonal LevelImprovement in pride in Inuit culture.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.
    Interpersonal LevelEnhancement of peer support networks.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.
    Individual LevelImprovement in self-reported self-esteem, wellness, coping ability, pride in Inuit culture.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.

    Adaptability

    Implementation History

    • Implemented once (could be a pilot) - The intervention has been implemented once and is theoretically replicable elsewhere.

    Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention

    N/A

    Are there supports available for implementation

    No.

    Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions

    No.