Nunavut will soon get a full picture of the barriers faced by people with disabilities as well as the lack of much-needed services in the territory’s 25 communities.

The organization is conducting two research projects that are complementary to one another.

“In our work with the Accessibility Project, we also spoke with people about their experiences in providing care. We talked about mental health, burnout — those kinds of experiences,” Colon said.

Funding for that project came from the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, based in Toronto. It gave additional funding to do “deeper kind of interviews” with people who provide care and to get their perspective, Colon said.

She said it is an ambitious project and the first of its kind.