Emerging Stronger identifies lessons learned from the GNWT’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to date, as well as actions to be undertaken going forward in addition to the work identified within the Mandate.
Lessons learned from the pandemic include the need to:
- Continue to adapt and respond to challenges in an efficient, coordinated and evidence-based way.
- Build stronger partnerships with Indigenous governments and organizations, community governments and the non-profit and charitable sector.
- Advance emergency response work based on lessons learned from initial stages of pandemic.
- Further efforts to support broadband infrastructure for fast and reliable internet services across the NWT.
- Meet the needs of vulnerable populations.
- Improve services and expand equitable access to care for all Northerners.
- Provide accessible, quality education and training.
- Better support and integrate work-force development within infrastructure projects.
- Ensure that GNWT capital planning supports equitable opportunities throughout the territory, and a greener more climate resilient territory.
- Support the hardest hit sectors.
- Better support businesses.
- Expand and diversify the economy.
Emerging Stronger also highlights immediate actions the GNWT took at the start of the pandemic to respond to the crisis, as well as an overview of the initial economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on residents and businesses in the NWT.
Engagement feedback from May 31, 2021 to September 23, 2023
Results under review
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The full duration and impact of the pandemic remain unknown at this time. Any plan we put forward is our best assessment of the actions we can take based on our current circumstances.
We must recognize the need to remain flexible and responsive to challenges and opportunities that are beyond our control and difficult to predict. As a result, this should be considered a living document that will be updated and reported on annually to reflect achievements.
The full duration and impact of the pandemic remain unknown at this time. We must remain flexible and responsive to challenges and opportunities that are beyond our control and difficult to predict. As a result, this should be considered a living document that will be updated and reported on annually to reflect achievements.
The GNWT will be providing information on our recovery, including data on economic and social indicators, and inviting ideas for further actions to assist in building a stronger economy and social foundation.