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The City of Yellowknife, in agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada, is the Community Entity (administrator) that receives funding from the Government of Canada's Reaching Home, and acts on behalf of the Yellowknife Community Advisory Board (CAB) on Homelessness.  CAB members work toward realizing the Community Plan on Homelessness, identifying and recommending projects to receive funding to help reduce and prevent homelessness.  Council established the Yellowknife Community Advisory Board (CAB) on Homelessness and adopted the Terms of Reference on April 28, 2014.  Please view our Community Advisory Board on Homelessness page for further information.

To read the Reaching Home directives for Designated Communities (urban centers), Indigenous communities, territorial communities and rural and remote communities across Canada go to: Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy Directives.

The current Community Plan for Yellowknife identifies five priorities:

  1.  Housing services
  2.  Prevention and shelter diversion
  3.  Client support services
  4.  Capital investments
  5.  Coordination of resources and data collection

The current Reaching Home Contribution Agreement with the City of Yellowknife exists for the years 2019-2024. The CAB continues to work diligently on filling the above priorities.

 Housing Services

 If you are in need of Housing and Shelter Support, there are several agencies in Yellowknife to contact for assistance via the link. 

  The Community Plan on Homelessness
Each year communities have the opportunity to update their HPS Community Plan. This includes updating Yellowknife’s current situation and progress made towards meeting the priorities. 

 For more information email

View the Yellowknife 2015 Point-in-Time Count Report pdf

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Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699