PUBLIC NOTICE: Death at Yellowknife Day Shelter

Public Notice

(Yellowknife – April 18, 2023) On Monday, April 17th an individual passed away after being brought to the Yellowknife Day Shelter operated by the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority. 

Emergency services attended the Day Shelter at the time of the incident and the individual was transported to Stanton Territorial Hospital.

The matter was reported to both the RCMP and the NWT Coroner, and NTHSSA will be undertaking internal processes to review this incident. Next of kin for the deceased individual have been notified.

Counseling supports are being put in place for staff and clients of the facility. NTHSSA extends condolences to the family and friends of the deceased individual.  

There is no further information to share at this time.