The City of Yellowknife has launched a new employment program that targets the homeless community.
In conjunction with the YK Women’s Society, the City has launched a program called Common Ground to address the homeless crisis in the city.
A press release issued by the City of Yellowknife says, the new initiative focuses on getting people living on the streets engaged in community work and activity.
Individuals participating in the program will maintain the cleanliness of the downtown core by picking up litter and debris.
Participants will also receive training and cultural and wellness support from Indigenous elders and healers to help them eventually get off the street.
The crew clean-up started May 14th and will end this Fall- September 2018.