The Canadian Cancer Society is closing its office on Yellowknife’s 49 Street at the end of September.
The community organization says it made the ‘difficult decision’ with its current lease set to expire on September 30.
Dan Holinda, executive director of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Alberta/ NWT division, says another factor was a shift in how people are interacting with the society.
“Few people are engaging with the society in our physical office setting,” he said.
“As online and electronic interactions continue to grow, we realize we can better serve all Canadians living with cancer – including people in Yellowknife – without needing to rely on bricks and mortar.
“The financially responsible thing for us to do is close our physical space and redirect that investment to further our life-saving mission work: cancer prevention, research and support.”
Even though the office will be closing, Canadian Cancer Society staff and volunteers will remain active in the community. The society’s annual Relay For Life and Daffodil Month events will not be impacted by the decision.
“We thank the community for its unwavering support and understanding why we are closing our physical office space in Yellowknife,” added Holinda.
“Cancer patients, their families and caregivers in Yellowknife will continue to have full access to all of the society’s support services.”
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