Have your say on financial assistance programs for evacuees

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — February 28, 2024

Have your say on how the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) can best support residents during future evacuations.

The Evacuee Travel Support Program (ETSP) and the Evacuee Income Disruption Support Program (EIDS) provided financial assistance to residents of the Northwest Territories during multiple evacuation events in the spring and summer of 2023. Both programs were created as the need was identified and administered by the Department of Finance throughout the evacuation events.

While these programs were able to get much needed funds to residents during the evacuations, the GNWT is committed to reviewing how we deliver future financial supports during evacuations so they are more responsive and meet the needs of all NWT residents.

We have already received feedback from residents, Indigenous governments and Indigenous organizations, other organizations, and Members of the Legislative Assembly. All residents are invited to complete a survey here:  https://haveyoursay.nwt-tno.ca/financial-assistance-for-evacuees

Residents can also send their feedback by email to EIDS@gov.nt.ca. The deadline for feedback is March 22, 2024.

 

For media requests, please contact:

Adetoyeke Adedipe
Senior Communications Officer
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Adetoyeke_Adedipe@gov.nt.ca