Iqaluit group home workers point fingers after sudden closure – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 2, 2023

Department of Family Services ended contract with Nova Scotia-based company and moved youth ‘to access appropriate care,’ minister says

While some employees of Nunavut’s only group home for girls say they were left in the dark after its sudden closure, others say the company that ran the home was dysfunctional.

The Department of Family Services shut down its Ilagiittugut girls’ group home in Iqaluit’s Happy Valley neighbourhood last month and terminated its contract with the Nova Scotia-based company Shift.

Shift had operated the group home for the past seven years.

Ilagiittugut is an eight-bed home that provided 24/7 residential care for female youth from across Nunavut between the ages of 12 and 19.

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