Nunasi, along with each of Nunavut’s three Regional Development Corporations, are shareholders in the Inuit Medical Accommodation Facilities (Largas) that are located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories, Edmonton Alberta, Winnipeg Manitoba and Ottawa Ontario. The Largas are Inuit-owned businesses, led by Inuit executives, employing Inuit staff and serving Inuit patients from Nunavut. The Largas have a proven track record of providing safe and comfortable accommodations while recognizing the unique social and cultural requirements of Nunavummiut.
Nunasi is the sole owner of Polar Vision and Baffin Optical that provides premier optical dispensary services in Nunavut and NWT through the provision of quality vision care products at a reasonable price.
Nunasi continues to assess other opportunities in Health Services that will support the Government of Nunavut’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of Nunavummiut through various programs and services.
Larga Ltd. is a Nunasi/Kitikmeot Corporation/Gwich’in Development Corporation joint venture. Larga operates a medical boarding home providing accommodation, translation, and transportation in Edmonton for patients travelling out of the Mackenzie and Kitikmeot regions. Nunasi owns 37.5% of Larga Ltd. in partnership with the Gwich’in Development Corporation who also own 37.5% and the Kitikmeot Corporation who owns 25%.
Larga Kitikmeot is a residence in Yellowknife, NT which provides a safe and comfortable home like atmosphere for Inuit travelling from the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut for medical services. Larga Kitikmeot is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation and Kitikmeot Corporation.
This company has a residence in Ottawa, Ontario which provides a safe and comfortable home like atmosphere for Inuit travelling from the Baffin region of Nunavut for medical services. Larga Baffin also coordinates all local transportation and return travel. Nunasi owns 50% of Larga Baffin in a joint venture with Qikiqtaaluk Corporation who owns the other 50%.
Larga Kivalliq owns Kivalliq Development that operates the Kivalliq Inuit Centre boarding home in Winnipeg which provides medical boarding facilities for 80 patients from the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Larga Kivalliq is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation and Sakku Investments.
Providing optical service, frames, prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses in Iqaluit since 1989. Baffin Optical is the Polar Vision Centres Ltd. dispensary in Iqaluit, providing an on-site optical lab and optician services to clients in the Baffin Region of Nunavut.
Providing optical service, frames, prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses in Yellowknife since 1986. The store offers efficient, personalized services for adults and children. Polar Vision Centres Ltd. also provides help with contact lenses, precise grinding of prescription lenses and expert adjustments.