YELLOWKNIFE (May 2, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced the recipients of over $1 million that the Government of the Northwest Territories is investing in local projects that take action against poverty. In total, 43 projects led by community and Indigenous organizations will receive funding under the 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund this year.
Delivered on April 11, 2018
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Thank you MP McLeod for attending and representing the Government of Canada on behalf of our colleague the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services.
Today we are announcing an investment for all Northwest Territories residents.
This investment has provided $1.25 million over 3 years, to assist communities with projects that improve mental health and to support mental wellness teams.
YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has extended the lease for another six months with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife to operate the Yellowknife Sobering Centre.
The temporary location will continue to provide services for those in need while renovations continue on the long-term facility at 5111 50th Street. The sobering centre is operated by the NWT Disability Council, with Advanced Medical Solutions providing clinical services as needed.
YELLOWKNIFE (March 29, 2018) – Effective April 1, 2018, foster care parents will receive more money to better support children that may require services while in their homes.
The cost of supporting children in care has continually risen since the last foster care rate increase in 2007. The difference in the rising cost of living and foster care has made it challenging for foster parents and adoptive parents who qualify for a subsidized adoption to support children so that they can become successful.
Delivered on March 15, 2018
Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its mandate to support our Seniors to live in their own homes for as long as possible while ensuring adequate supports when they can no longer do so. I would like to provide an update on our continued efforts to make this commitment a reality.
As Members know, the government put in place a Strategic Framework, Our Elders Our Communities, which supports a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of our Seniors.
Delivered on March 12, 2018
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide Members with an update on the NWT On The Land Collaborative.
YELLOWKNIFE (March 9, 2018) – Aurora College and the Department of Health and Social Services are hosting a seniors’ health fair in the Centre Square Mall as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday, March 13, between 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
One of the more interesting displays at the fair will be a Giant Colon that is 20 feet in length. The public is invited to come see the Giant Colon and other displays being presented by first year nursing students and health department staff.
Delivered on March 8, 2018
Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has a mandate commitment to foster healthy families by focusing on wellness, prevention and improved nutrition.
To achieve this commitment, the Department of Health and Social Services has made it a priority to support Community Wellness Initiatives in communities across the NWT with funding provided through Indigenous Services Canada.
Delivered on March 7, 2018
Mr. Speaker, our government made a mandate commitment to ensure that effective supports and programs are in place for persons with disabilities. The NWT Disability Review and Renewal Project is part of that commitment.
Delivered on March 6, 2018
Mr. Speaker, in October 2014, I tabled in this House, Building Stronger Families: An Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services. I am pleased to provide an update on our accomplishments on the action plan.
The goal of Building Stronger Families is to improve the quality of child and family services offered by our government, with a view to achieving better outcomes for children and families when they receive services under the Child and Family Services Act.