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Yellowknife – November 9, 2018
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has released the Government of the Northwest Territories Disability Action Plan 2018/19-2021/22. The Action Plan identifies key activities the government is doing to improve support for NWT residents with disabilities. 

 

The Disability Action Plan focuses on five key objectives:

Inuvik – November 8, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Health Service Adminsitration toll free line for is now working. NWT residents can call 1-800-661-0830 or email hsa@gov.nt.ca for questions regarding their health care cards or vital stats.

Inuvik – November 7, 2018
Public Service Announcement

If you are having difficulty reaching any person through the Health Service Administration Office’s toll-free number it is due to phone system issues at the facility. These issues include a lack of all voicemail services and issues with the toll-free number being busy.

 

Staff are working with NWTel to fix the issue. If you your experiencing these issues, please call the direct line 1-867-777-7413 or email hsa@gov.nt.ca.

Yellowknife – November 1, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, over the last five years the Government of Northwest Territories has worked in partnership with people and organizations across the NWT to better understand and meaningfully address the root causes of poverty in this territory. This outreach supports our mandate commitment to reduce poverty in the Northwest Territories.

 

Yellowknife – October 30, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Mr. Speaker, as a government we have committed to putting the principles of reconciliation in action and to transform the way that we deliver programs and services to be more culturally informed and respectful throughout our mandate.  Today I would like to update colleagues and the public on efforts we have been adopting within our health and social services system to put these principles into action to better serve our residents.

 

Yellowknife – October 26, 2018
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories released the NWT Oral Health Action Plan 2018/19 – 2020/21 today. The goal of the three year Oral Health Action Plan is to reduce tooth decay, tooth loss and chronic pain in NWT residents, particularly in children and youth.

 

Yellowknife – October 25, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a commitment in its mandate to ensure that effective supports and programs are available for persons with disabilities. Our government believes that every person living with a disability has the full right to citizenship and opportunity which is why we have been working with our partners and stakeholders to advance plans that will effectively guide our efforts to support this goal.

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Media Statement

Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy provided a statement on the 2018 Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Child and Family Services in the Northwest Territories.

 

“Our top priority is to ensure the safety and security of children and youth receiving services and care from Child and Family Services. The Auditor General’s report contains findings that are disappointing and concerning to all of us and which require immediate action to address.

 

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Mr. Speaker, I would like to respond to the follow-up audit on Child and Family Services that was tabled in the House yesterday.

 

Mr. Speaker, our top priority is to ensure the safety and security of children and youth receiving services and care from Child and Family Services. 

 

Yellowknife – October 18, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check against delivery

Mr. Speaker, one of the key priority areas in our government’s mandate was to address the needs of individuals affected by mental health and addictions.  That is why we released Mind and Spirit: Promoting Mental Health and Addictions Recovery in the Northwest Territories, which is our strategic framework that helps guide our work in this area.

 

I’d like to provide an update on some important initiatives we are taking to enhance and improve services in the mental health and addictions area.

 

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