Temporary closures: Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak

Press Release

04 January 2023

The Department of Family Services is advising residents of Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak of the temporary closure of the Family Wellness offices from January 4 to January 09, 2023, due to staff shortages.

During the temporary closures, there will be no Community Social Service Workers available in either community.

Calls will continue to go to the Family Wellness office in the affected communities but there will be delays during this time.

Service reductions or closures are subject to change based on staff availability.

The Department of Family Services is working with government and territorial partners to ensure Nunavummiut have access to necessary services while addressing staff shortages.


Media Contact:

Anthony Canny

Communications Specialist
Department of Family Services



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