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:
- Helper’s Guide – six
90 minute sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy incorporating Inuit Ways of
- Helper’s Condensed
Guide – one page summaries of key activities to guide each of the six sessions.
- Helper’s Resources –
background materials to support activities in the Helper’s Guide.
- 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 email@example.com.
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
(2004). Two-Eyed Seeing. Retrieved from: http://www.integrativescience.ca/Principles/TwoEyedSeeing/
Toolkit documents for download:
1. Helper's Guide.docx
2. Helper's Guide.pdf
3. Helper's Condensed Guide.docx
4. Helper's Condensed Guide.pdf
5. Helper's Resources.docx
6. Helper's Resources.pdf
7. Participant Booklet.docx
8. Participant Booklet.pdf
9. Project Summary Infographic.pdf
Note: USBs with the materials are available upon request if
downloading the documents is a barrier. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if a USB is required.