Gjoa Haven’s family wellness offices temporarily closing

GN says closure due to staff shortage; Kugaaruk offices remain closed for same reason

The Government of Nunavut announced it is closing its family wellness offices in Gjoa Haven from Dec. 7 to Jan. 3, due to staff shortages. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

This story was updated Nov. 28 at 7:40 p.m.

Gjoa Haven’s family wellness offices will be closed from Dec. 7 to Jan. 3 because of a staffing shortage, according to the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Servies.

Some services will still be available during the closure, such as family visits as well as taking clients to and from appointments, states a news release from the department.

Gjoa Haven isn’t the only hamlet where family wellness offices are closed. The offices in Kugaaruk have been closed since mid-November and aren’t expected to reopen until Jan. 10.

That closure is also a result of staff shortages.

The release states the GN is working with government and territorial partners to make sure people continue to have access to necessary services during times when there are staff shortages.

Note: The headline on this story was updated 

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