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May 10, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 10, 2018) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced eleven funding recipients for the 2018-19 Healthy Choices Fund.

The Healthy Choices Fund helps eligible organizations and community governments maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making positive lifestyle choices.

May 3, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (May 3, 2018) – Changes to health fees, including for health and social services professionals regulated by territorial legislation, and fees for vital statistics services, such as requests for marriage licenses or birth certificates, will come into effect on May 15, 2018. The fee changes are being carried out as part of standard procedure to review and adjust fees to reflect inflation during the past five years.

May 2, 2018
News Releases

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.

April 11, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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.

April 4, 2018
Public Service Announcement

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.

March 29, 2018
News Releases

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.

March 15, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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.

March 13, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 12, 2018

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide Members with an update on the NWT On The Land Collaborative.

March 9, 2018
Public Service Announcement

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.

Themes include:

March 8, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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.

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