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Community consultations on family laws in Nunavut

Niqiliqivik 09, 2021

Public Service Announcement

Community consultations on family laws in Nunavut

The Department of Justice will be holding community consultations on the Family Abuse Intervention Act (FAIA) and Nunavut’s family laws, following a recent motion by the Legislative Assembly in support of a violence-free Nunavut.

FAIA exists to assist people in need of protection from family abuse or the threat of family abuse. This act promotes community ownership of problems and empowers the community to confidently work with local resources to address social problems.

Nunavut’s Family Laws ensure the needs of Nunavummiut families can be met in an effective, efficient and culturally meaningful manner.

Community consultations are being held in the following communities with refreshments being provided:

  • Rankin Inlet, Thursday August 12, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Naujaat, Monday August 16, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cambridge Bay, Thursday August 19, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Gjoa Haven, Monday August 23, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pond Inlet, Tuesday August 31, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Iqaluit, Thursday, September 9, time TBD.
  • Iqaluit, Friday September 10, time TBD.
  • Sanirajak, Tuesday September 14, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Igloolik, Wednesday September 15, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about the upcoming consultations, please email FAIA@gov.nu.ca or Familylaw@gov.nu.ca.

Individuals unable to attend community consultations are encouraged to provide their feedback or recommendations by contacting FAIA@gov.nu.ca regarding family violence, familylaw@gov.nu.ca regarding family law, or 867-975-6170 for either topic.

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Media Contact:

Isabelle Gingras
Policy and Communications Analyst
Department of Justice
867-975-6324
igingras@gov.nu.ca