Public Service Announcement – Addictions Recovery Survey

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — February 15, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (February 15, 2021) – The Department of Health and Social Services is asking individuals and their families living with, or who have lived with addictions, and who have accessed NWT addictions recovery services, for their input on their Addictions Recovery Survey. Information asked for includes what supports and/or services are working, what needs to be strengthened, and any barriers or challenges they have/had in accessing services.


One of the mandates for the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) is to support the health and well-being of residents by strengthening peer support and increasing the number and variety of culturally-respectful, community based mental health and addictions programs, including aftercare. Feedback gathered will help ensure that the GNWT continue to meet the needs of residents.


Click on the following link to take the survey:



Hardcopies of the survey are available for those who are unable to access the online version at your local community counselling program office and treatment facilities.


Deadline for feedback is March 31, 2021.


The survey is the first approach to engagement around addictions recovery, and its results will inform future additional engagement activities such as targeted focus groups.


Results from this survey will also help inform the development of a Territorial level report to be used in the continuous quality improvement of the mental wellness and addictions recovery system, including the need for an NWT treatment facility and a Territorial Alcohol Strategy.


Media Requests, please contact:

Damien Healy
Manager of Communications
Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034