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Our mission, vision and values


Mission and Vision

We are a new department that brings together programs and services that support families. We are in the process of developing a new mission and vision statement that will define who we are and what we do in accordance with our core values.



  • We believe in respecting others, nurturing relationships and caring for people.
  • We believe that the wellbeing of Nunavut depends on the wellbeing of each of its physical, social, economic, and cultural communities.
  • We believe that ready access to the government and its programs is essential to good government that is inclusive and welcomes the participation of citizens in planning the future.
  • We believe that as communities, and as a government, we are connected and reliant on each other to care for those in need.
  • We believe that it is only by developing a culture of lifelong learning that Nunavummiut can achieve their full potential.

Latest News

21 April 2017 
The contact information for social services offices in the following communities has changed:
27 March 2017 
The Department of Family Services offers the Summer Employment for Nunavut Students work experience...
24 March 2017 
The Department of Family Services offers the Canada Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG), to support the...
08 March 2017 
A new round of the “Getting Ready for Employment and Training”, or G.R.E.A.T. Program, will be...
17 February 2017 
If you receive social assistance, your 2016 T5007 slips will be mailed out starting the week of...
06 January 2017 
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Foster Parenting   What is the role of a foster parent? Foster parents (foster families) provide a nurturing environment for a child that is unable to remain in their family home.
Fact Sheet Burial Coverage In certain, specific circumstances, the Government of Nunavut is responsible for burials. Who is covered? Individuals under the care of the Department of
What is a Productive Choice? A Productive Choice is the name given to any activity that will benefit the community or develop your skills to be as independent as possible. Productive Choices can

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