Vulnerable Inuk man left homeless as public guardian argues it is not responsible for housing – CBC

Apr 16, 2021

Public Guardian says its not responsible for housing those under its care

An Iqaluit man under the protection of Nunavut’s public guardian is being forced into homelessness while government officials struggle to figure out how to help him and who should pay for that help, according to a case at the Nunavut Court of Justice.

The Inuk man in this case, whose identity CBC is withholding, has schizophrenia and an intellectual disability.

He was placed into the care of the public guardian according to an order under Nunavut’s Public Guardianship Act in November last year.

Those who fall under such protective orders do not have the capacity to make some basic life decisions for themselves.

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