New Employment Program To Tackle Homelessness In Yellowknife

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.

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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at

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