PINASUUTITSAQ | New Reference Guide for Career Development Counsellors Working with Inuit Clients
The Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité (RQuODE) just published Pinasuutitsaq – ᐱᓇᓲᑎᑦᓴᖅ, a new reference guide which aims to improve career development interventions with Inuit clients, in urban and northern settings.
The goal of this guide is to equip counsellors working in Inuit communities or with Inuit clients so that they might better be able to identify cultural specific features in their interventions with this clientele, while improving their understanding of the major issues encountered by Inuit seeking employment.
The guide offers strategies that highlight good practices and pitfalls which should be avoided and is divided into four chapters:
- Contextualization: A brief summary of the Inuit context, major employment challenges, and culture.
- Issues: Targeted courses of action related to 12 common issues.
- Strategies: 50 effective strategies for interventions with an Inuit clientele organized according to 11 themes.
- Resources: References and other resources to further explore various themes or subjects.
The Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité (RQuODE) developed this reference guide in the framework of its involvement in the management of two Ivirtivik Centres that offer employability and pre-employability services to Inuit living in Montréal and Inukjuak (Nunavik).
RQuODE would like to thank the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) for their financial support.