Openings are now available in several communities in the NWT for caring and compassionate people interested in serving their community as a coroner
Community coroners provide services on an as-needed basis and are paid fee for service, per case. They are responsible under the Coroners Act for conducting thorough, independent investigations of all sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths.
Coroners can also make recommendations to help improve public safety and assist in the prevention of future deaths of similar circumstances. They work with grieving families in a sensitive, supportive manner and provide leadership and coordination at death scenes. Coroners will liase with various agencies and individuals including the police, emergency and first responders, and the media.
This unique position offers an opportunity for individuals who have strong skills in decision making, risk management, judgement, stakeholder communications as well as an ability to gather and synthsize information. The Coroner's Service provides both classroom and practical training for community coroners.
If you are interested in learning more about this vital position, please contact the Chief Coroner, Cathy Menard