Nunavut government plans new women’s shelter for Cambridge Bay – Nunatsiaq News

Hamlet-run St. Michael’s Crisis Centre now closed

5 June 2020

Nunavut is down one shelter for women and children faced with family violence, following the abrupt closure of the St. Michael’s Crisis Centre in Cambridge Bay at the end of March.

Arijana Haramincic, the executive director of the Department of Family Services, told Nunatsiaq News that the closure was more of a “transition” to a new shelter that will be run by the Government of Nunavut.

The shelter’s closure follows the department’s decision to end its contribution agreement with the Municipality of Cambridge Bay for the shelter’s operation for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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