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Nunavut Coroner’s Office seeks community coroners

Press Release

02 February 2023

The Nunavut Coroner’s Office is recruiting for community coroners throughout Nunavut.

Community coroners provide service on an as-needed basis and are paid a fee for service, per case. This is not full-time employment. Coroners are responsible under the Coroners Act for conducting thorough, independent investigations of all sudden, unexpected, and unexplained deaths. Coroner’s investigations ensure that no death is overlooked, concealed, or ignored. The most important purpose of a Coroner’s investigation is to identify risk factors to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Applicants with previous education or experience in legal, medical, or investigative fields are preferred. Excellent communication, analytical skills, and the ability to speak and write in English are required to produce documentation. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Applicants should have experience working with grieving families in a sensitive, supportive manner with the ability to provide leadership, coordination and necessary information.

The Coroner’s Office provides both classroom and practical training for community coroners. Successful candidates should be willing to travel to the morgue or to a location of a death at any time and in any weather conditions.

For more information, please contact Khen Sagadraca, Chief Coroner at 867-975-6562 or ksagadraca@gov.nu.ca.

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Media Contact:

Peter Varga
Policy and Communications Analyst
Department of Justice
867-975-6369
pvarga@gov.nu.ca

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