YELLOWKNIFE (March 31, 2016) - Representatives from the GNWT, Aboriginal governments, communities, non-government organizations and businesses met in Yellowknife this week to continue collaborative efforts to identify and implement effective solutions to combat poverty in the Northwest Territories. They shared success stories, provided updates and set shared priorities for the coming year.
The Roundtable focused on the five pillars from the Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework:
The Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan is intended to be a living document. The Roundtable was structured to build on successes and set priorities for the upcoming year.
Roundtable discussions will form the basis of the Progress Report and update to the Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan.
“Eliminating poverty is a shared responsibility. This is why it is important to have these annual roundtables as it provides an opportunity for all of us to share successes and set attainable measures for the coming year to help us achieve our goal.”
– Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services\
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