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Addictions Recovery Peer Support Fund

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — May 4, 2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is now accepting applications for the new Addictions Recovery Peer Support Fund.

The Addictions Recovery Peer Support Fund will  help eligible organizations provide their own  peer support programs, groups, and/or activities specific to addictions recovery and harm reduction approaches. There are  two funding options and $280,000 funding available. 

The training funding option has $100,000 available to assist organizations in providing training to individuals to offer addictions recovery peer support programs such as Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery and Wellbriety.

The basic funding option has $180,000 available funding for  primary activities such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Wellbriety, healing circles and community gatherings with recovery speakers. Funding may  cover the costs for refreshments, meeting spaces and program participant materials.

Applicants can apply for one or both options. The application form and guidelines are available here:


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Damien Healy
Manager of Communications
Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034