Addictions Recovery and Aftercare Fund

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Yellowknife — July 21, 2021

The GNWT’s Department of Health and Social Services is now accepting applications for the new Addictions Recovery and Aftercare Fund.

The Addictions Recovery and Aftercare Fund will provide funding to Indigenous Governments and community organizations to hire community-based counsellors. These counsellors will  support individuals living in recovery from addictions and/or support community-based addictions recovery and aftercare programming.

Indigenous Governments in the NWT that have negotiated, or are in the process of negotiating, self-government agreements will have priority access to this fund until September 1, 2021. After September 1, and until March 31, 2022, the remaining funding will be available to other community governing authorities and non-government organizations on a first come, first served basis.

The application form and guidelines are available here:

This funding is one of many actions the Government of Northwest Territories is taking to increase the number and variety of culturally-respectful, community-based mental wellness and addictions recovery programs, including aftercare. This is one of the 22 priorities of the 19th Assembly.


“The Addictions Recovery and Aftercare Fund is assisting residents maintain and retain their wellness. Indigenous and community governments can use this fund to hire their own counsellors to support addictions recovery and aftercare support and programming.”

Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services



For media requests, please contact:

Jeremy Bird

Manager, Communications

Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

867-767-9052 ext. 49034