Residential Care

The Most Northern Youth Care Centres in the World

Starting in 2014, and in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut, Atlantic Youth began operating what is now all residential group care programs for youth in Nunavut.  This includes 4D North Centre for Youth in Cambridge Bay and the Illagiittugut Centre for Youth in Iqaluit.

We pride oursilves on taking a fresh approach to the traditional group home model. Working supportively and collaboratively with youth, we uniquely blend the evidence based model of Circle of Courage with the traditional wisdom of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.  At our programs, youth are challenged to improve themselves through a wide variety of methods including outdoor education, experiential learning, therapeutic activities, nutritional programming as well as cultural programming.  These challenges allow us to bring the Circle of Courage to life; fostering a sense of belonging, mastering essential skills, becoming independent and ultimately generous. 

Our philosophy is holistic in nature, incorporating sound trauma informed, relational child and youth care practice and progressive youth engagement theories with effective clinical services, informed development strategies and cultural specific activities. Atlantic Youth has always been committed to improving the well bring and capacity of youth living in the north, and through 4D North and Illagiittugut we are providing a meaningful and innovative therapeutic option for youth in Nunavut for years to come.



We are always seeking qualified people to fill the following jobs:

Cultural Guides

Available for people currently living in Cambridge Bay or Iqaluit. Working with youth both in the community and on the land, Cultural Guides are caring individuals who are interested in connecting youth in the residence with traditional, outdoor and recreational pursuits both in the community and on the land. Working with two youth in a model similar to big brothers / big sisters, the community youth mentor works within a budget to plan and facilitate weekly excursions or activities that are beneficial to their key youth’s physical, spiritual, mental or cultural wellness.



Child and Youth Care Workers

Available for people currently living in Cambridge Bay of Iqaluit. Child and Youth Care Workers work in the residence for a series of 8 hour shifts.  They are responsible for building effective and therapeutically sound relationships with youth,  leading appropriate programming and ensuring the residence operates in a fluid and positive manner. Duties include overnight supervision, facilitation of program activities and daily living routines, effectively implementing therapeutic programs, performing administrative tasks and ensuring safe, efficient operations of the residence.