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January 23, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE, (January 23, 2013) – The Departments of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) and Health and Social Services (HSS) continue to gather information from experts, Aboriginal and community leaders, Elders and Northwest Territories residents as part of their work towards a renewed Early Childhood Development Framework.

Last week, the departments welcomed Elders from across the NWT to a sharing circle to discuss their opinions, thoughts and experiences raising their children.

January 21, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (January 21, 2013) – An addictions awareness video produced as part of theGovernment of the Northwest Territories My Voice My Choice campaign received a Platinum Award at the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals 2012 MarCom Awards, an international competition recognizing excellence in marketing and communications. The video featured Aaron ‘Godson’ Hernandez and was produced by Tait Communications.

January 21, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (January 21, 2013) – The Departments of Health and Social Services and Education, Culture and Employment are pleased to announce the return of the NWT’s youth anti-smoking campaign Don’t Be a Butthead.

“I am pleased that the Butthead campaign is back promoting the negative effects of smoking. It is important that we teach youth at a young age to never start smoking,” said Minister of Health and Social Services, Tom Beaulieu.

November 29, 2012
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (November 29, 2012) – Media are invited to a press conference on Friday, November 30th with Dr. Kami Kandola, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer with the Department of Health and Social Services and Dr. Terry Wuerz, Internist at Stanton Territorial Hospital to discuss newly developed resources for clinicians and the public pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

 WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2012

WHERE: large boardroom, third floor, Stanton Territorial Hospital

November 27, 2012
Media Advisory

Yellowknife (November 27, 2012) – The Minister’s Forum on Addictions and Community Wellness begins community visits on December 3 with a four-day session in Fort McPherson.

November 26, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2012) – Educators, health staff, youth workers, and counselors in twelve communities are being trained to teach NWT youth about healthy sexuality.

November 14, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 14, 2012) – Certified child car seat technicians are now in place in the Northwest Territories.

Eight certified technicians from Fort Simpson, Hay River, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife were trained in car seat installation last week. Graduates applied their new training in a car seat education clinic last Friday afternoon at the Yellowknife Canadian Tire store.

November 6, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, in 2001 people from around the NWT gathered on the Hay River Reserve to develop a Social Agenda for the Northwest Territories.  Addressing social issues was a priority for the Government of the Northwest Territories at that time, as it is for the 17th Legislative Assembly today. 

November 6, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 6, 2012) – The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Social Services, released a report today exploring the health perceptions, choices and experiences of school-aged children in the Northwest Territories (NWT).  The report, titled Health and Health-Related Behaviours Among Young People: Northwest Territories, is based upon data collected through the national Health Beha

November 2, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, in 2011, the Auditor General of Canada recommended improvements to the Department’s ability to evaluate and report on performance.  Specifically, the Auditor General recommended that we implement system-wide indicators, develop a program evaluation plan for the health and social services system, and regularly inform this Assembly about the performance of the system. Mr. Speaker, later today, I will table the first Annual Report on the Strategic Plan. 

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