Family wellness offices closed temporarily in Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak

Closure necessary due to staff shortages, GN says; expected to last through Friday

Family wellness offices will be closed in Taloyoak, seen here, and Gjoa Haven from Feb. 27 to March 3 because of staffing shortages, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services stated. There will be some restricted services available during that time. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Staffing shortages have forced the temporary closure of family wellness offices in Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services announced Tuesday.

The closures began Monday and will stay in effect until Friday, the department said in a news release.

During that time there will be some restricted services available, such as family visits and helping people to and from their appointments.

The family wellness offices will continue to take calls in Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak during the closures, but there might be delays, the department said.

Closures and a reduction in available services could change again, depending on staff availability.

Family wellness offices in the two communities were also closed for a time in early January. Staffing shortage was also cited by the GN in those shutdowns.


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