CFSN in partnership with I-SPARX
The Computers for Success Nunavut (CFSN) program was able to provide laptops to all participants throughout the consultation on the I-SPARX project in 2018 and 2019.
“Making iSparx Fly in Nunavut” is a youth-led project to design and test an Inuit computer game that builds resilience and promotes mental health. The support of the CFSN program ensures our designers and testers across Nunavut have regular access to the game to provide input and help redesign this unique experience for Nunavummiut.
Youth who sign up to participate are supported by project facilitators, elders, and other community members. The youth receive valuable training in making video games in Inuit cultural knowledge.
The iSparx team is a partnership between the Isaksimagit Innusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit Embrace Life Council, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, Pinnguaq, and the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research (York University, Toronto, Ontario). iSparx commits to promote the resilience and well-being of Inuit youth and to be community informed and community led. Nunavut communities will collectively own and control how the iSparx data is collected, used and shared.
Testimony provided by: Dr. Yvonne Bohr, C. Psych. Associate Professor of PsychologyLaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, Faculty of Health, York University