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NEWS: Iqaluit July 11, 2014 - 11:20 am

Iqaluit elders’ society gets a new manager

Caroline Anawak, former GN mental health specialist, will manage patient home, elders' centre

Caroline Anawak will serve as the new general manager of Iqaluit’s Pairijait Tigumivik Elders' Society. (FILE PHOTO)
Caroline Anawak will serve as the new general manager of Iqaluit’s Pairijait Tigumivik Elders' Society. (FILE PHOTO)

Iqaluit’s Pairijait Tigumivik Elder’s Society will see some changes this summer, when Caroline Anawak takes over as the centre’s general manager.

Anawak will replace long-time manager Jim Taylor, who first started working at the centre in 1997.

Anawak has worked in a number of senior management positions in the field of health and social services in Nunavut, including with YWCA Agvvik Nunavut and the Government of Nunavut.

She recently served as president of Local 5 of the Nunavut Employees Union.

“I’m very happy and very excited to be joining the society, and carrying on their excellent work,” said Anawak, in a July 11 release from the society.

“The service they provide has touched most of us and our families, at one time or another,” she said. “Pairijait Tigumivik Elder’s Society is an important part of the community, and I’m looking forward to being part of their team.”

The Pairijait Tigumivik Society was created in 1987 to help serve the needs of elders living in Iqaluit.

Over the last 27 years, the society has grown to oversee two operations in Iqaluit, the Tammaativvik Iqaluit patient boarding home and the Iqaluit Elders’ Centre, both of which provide accommodations and support services for the elders and for Nunavummiut passing through Iqaluit on medical travel.

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(8) Comments:

#1. Posted by heerdtell on July 11, 2014

Where is my friend, Jack, haven’t heard from him in a while.  BIG smiles.

#2. Posted by Iqalummiu on July 11, 2014

taa, is that a marijuana top she is using? :D Sorry couldn’t resist. No wonder she’s all smiles.


#3. Posted by addict on July 11, 2014

Is she wearing a dress with Cannabis leaves. Whats up.

#4. Posted by Evie Thordarson on July 11, 2014

Congratulations Caroline on your new position I know that you will be a breath of fresh air and that you will do many wonderful things for the elders. You have the ability to rise with all the challenges that you may face and will perform with grace and dignity. The elders will be happy to have you on their team. Take care and enjoy this fabulous opportunity.

#5. Posted by Patiently sick on July 12, 2014

Congratulations, I know you will do well, first order of business, remove the drunks that work intoxicated there, get the service back to the clients and stop allowing people to do whatever they feel like working there. Mr.Taylor obviously gave up and the level of care just went away…no more drinking while working…yeah

#6. Posted by Mystery Paper on July 12, 2014

Yo, what is she writing on? There’s no paper under the pen she’s holding…

#7. Posted by Jeannie Bishop on July 14, 2014

Congratulations Caroline! smile

#8. Posted by arctic guy on July 14, 2014

HEY NUMBER 5 ,, Mr Taylor never gives up .. hes retirering and don’t assume and mention things u don’t know anything about ,, the level of care is strong and u are obviously wrong ,,,

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