Deadline for 2020/2021 Anti-Poverty Fund and Advisory Committee

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — January 27, 2020

In support of the goal to eliminate poverty in the Northwest Territories, the Government of the Northwest Territories would like to remind the public that applications for the 2020-2021 Anti-Poverty Fund are currently being received. The initial call for applications was sent to Indigenous Governments, Community Governments and Non-Government Organizations on December 10, 2019.

The Anti-Poverty Fund is $1 million distributed every year to community governments and organizations to fund projects intended to reduce and end poverty. The projects that receive funding must be in line with one or more of the five Pillars of the Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework and Action Plan:

  • Pillar 1: Child and Family Support
  • Pillar 2: Healthy Living and Reaching our Potential
  • Pillar 3: Safe and Affordable Housing
  • Pillar 4: Sustainable Communities
  • Pillar 5: Integrated Continuum of Services

The application deadline for the 2020/2021 Anti-Poverty fund is January 31, 2020.

We are also accepting applications to participate in the Anti-Poverty Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide input and advice to the Minister of Health and Social Services. The scope of the Advisory Committee includes knowledge exchange and the provision of advice and recommendations to the Minister.

The application deadline for the Anti-Poverty Advisory Committee is February 7, 2020

For more information on the Anti-Poverty Fund and Advisory  Committee, including  the application form and guidelines, please visit:

The Anti-Poverty Fund

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Media Contact


Damien Healy
Manager of Communications
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
1-867-767-9090 ext. 49034