Inuit IT’S TIME Toolkit​

The TEACH Project and Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) are excited share an Inuit-specific version of
IT'S TIME - Indigenous Tools and Strategies on Tobacco: Interventions, Medicines and Education. The goal of this toolkit is to support health and allied health workers (collectively known as helpers) to support Inuit in quitting or reducing tobacco use.

This toolkit is a co-created resource developed by TEACH, TI, and an Engagement Circle of Inuit stakeholders, helpers, educators, and Elders. The development of this toolkit has been informed by the guiding principle of Two Eyed Seeing (Marshall, 2004), whereby the strengths of both evidence-based practice and wise-based practice have been combined to support tobacco reduction or cessation.

The toolkit is organized into four documents including:

  1. Helper’s Guide – six 90 minute sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy incorporating Inuit Ways of Knowing.
  2. Helper’s Condensed Guide – one page summaries of key activities to guide each of the six sessions.
  3. Helper’s Resources – background materials to support activities in the Helper’s Guide.
  4. Participant Booklet – handouts and worksheets corresponding to the content of each session.

All of these materials can be freely copied, shared and adapted. We have provided word documents of each of the resources for helpers to customize according to their settings. Helpers are encouraged to supplement the toolkit resources with their own materials. While we have strived to produce a resource where everyone feels included, we welcome your comments, corrections, and suggestions. Please let us know what we can do to improve these materials by emailing

TEACH and TI would like to thank the Engagement Circle, healthcare providers, and the Inuit in Ottawa, who participated in this project and shared their valuable perspectives. We would also like to thank The bhasin consulting inc. Fund for Inclusion in Mental Health for their generous funding support that made the toolkit development, piloting, and evaluation possible. It is our hope that this resource will improve healthcare provider’s ability to offer Inuit-specific cessation treatment and thus improve cessation outcomes for Inuit living in Ontario and beyond.


Marshall, A. (2004). Two-Eyed Seeing. Retrieved from:

Toolkit documents for download:

1. Helper's Guide.docx1. Helper's Guide.docx

2. Helper's Guide.pdf2. Helper's Guide.pdf

3. Helper's Condensed Guide.docx3. Helper's Condensed Guide.docx

4. Helper's Condensed Guide.pdf4. Helper's Condensed Guide.pdf

5. Helper's Resources.docx5. Helper's Resources.docx

6. Helper's Resources.pdf6. Helper's Resources.pdf

7. Participant Booklet.docx7. Participant Booklet.docx

8. Participant Booklet.pdf8. Participant Booklet.pdf

9. Project Summary Infographic.pdf9. Project Summary Infographic.pdf

 Note: USBs with the materials are available upon request if downloading the documents is a barrier. Please email if a USB is required.  ​​​​​​​