June 11, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 11, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to rise today to express my support and appreciation for the great work accomplished by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

This initiative has been no small task. The Commission visited our communities, set up supports, and provided a forum to allow our survivors to share their pain and begin to heal. This is a significant accomplishment.  

June 7, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 7, 2012) – Building on last month’s overwhelmingly successful release of Canada’s first-ever mental health strategy, the Mental Health Commission of Canada is in Yellowknife to launch Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada. The Strategy was shaped and informed by the experiences and input from thousands of Canadians, including considerable engagement in Northwest Territories.

June 4, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 4, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, this Assembly has a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing in the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories. Our vision includes persons with disabilities.

May 8, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 8, 2012) - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Northwest Territories Medical Association (NWTMA) have reached agreement on a contract for physician services in the Northwest Territories.  The previous contract between the GNWT and the NWTMA expired on March 31, 2012.

“I am pleased that the NWTMA and the government were able to work together to address outstanding issues and reach an agreement that is fair and reasonable,” said Dr. Peter Mcarthur, President of the NWTMA.

April 18, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 18, 2012) Finally, the NWT is seeing a reduction in STIs. The NWT has seen a drop in the number of cases for Gonorrhea. Gonorrhea (also known as “The Clap”) is a common STI that can be cured with antibiotics.  However, if not treated early, it can seriously affect your health and may cause sterility.

The Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada: 2009 found Gonorrhea rates in the NWT drop by 20.1% from 2008 to 2009.

April 13, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 13, 2012) - The planned construction of a new long-term care facility was announced yesterday at a ground breaking ceremony in Behchoko, Northwest Territories. The new facility will replace the Jimmy Erasmus Seniors home and will provide services to 18 NWT long-term care residents.

March 29, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 29, 2012) – Dr. André Corriveau will assume responsibility as Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) for the Northwest Territories effective June 2012. He was appointed by Health and Social Services Minister Tom Beaulieu.

Dr. Corriveau was previously the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Alberta and also served as Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories from 1998 to 2009. Dr. Corriveau will also continue to serve as provincial-territorial co-chair of the Public Health Network.

March 26, 2012
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (March 23, 2012) – Media are invited to attend a teacher training workshop for the new Respect Yourself sexual health lesson plan kit being held March 26 and 27th in Yellowknife.

The workshop will provide information to teachers to help students develop the knowledge, skills and motivation to learn about their sexual health and to make healthy choices.

February 14, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 14, 2012) --  Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) is joining a growing number of hospitals and healthcare facilities across Canada that are challenging the way we think about healthcare – and the role of healthcare facilities.

February 13, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

February 12, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, this Assembly has talked about the importance of supporting residents to be healthy, educated and free from poverty. I think most people in our territory will agree.

We need to help our children, families and communities get to a place where they feel good, can meet their own needs and contribute in a positive way to our society.