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Yellowknife – August 21, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, Seniors and Elders hold a unique place throughout our Territory. They are our mentors and caregivers, and the wealth of knowledge and wisdom they provide is beneficial to all Northwest Territories’ residents. Seniors and Elders are also the fastest growing population in the NWT, and there is a need to understand how our government programs and services are supporting them now and into the future.

Yellowknife – August 19, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, today I will be tabling the Child and Family Services Quality Improvement Plan.  The Quality Improvement Plan sets out actions that we are taking to address issues identified as part of our internal reviews, the 2018 Auditor General’s Report and from feedback from staff, Indigenous governments and other stakeholders in our system.

August 16, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the demand for safe, affordable and locally-grown food choices continues to rise in the Northwest Territories and is a topic that our government is actively addressing as part of the Government of the Northwest Territories Agriculture Strategy.

Yellowknife – August 15, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Effective today, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has introduced changes to the current NWT Food Establishment Safety Regulations (‘Regulations’).

Yellowknife – July 23, 2019
News Releases

Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced that intranasal Naloxone is now available anonymously and free of charge at clinics, pharmacies, health centres and hospitals in all 33 NWT communities. Intranasal Naloxone is a nasal spray that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose and is typically used in an emergency situation until medical help arrives.

Yellowknife – July 18, 2019
News Releases

Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced the 16 schools chosen to receive awards as part of the 2018-19 Drop the Pop campaign.

 

Forty-eight NWT schools participated in the 2018-2019 Drop the Pop challenge using funding to promote healthy foods and beverages. The winning schools will be awarded prizes ranging from $800 – $1,500 in recognition of their activities for the annual campaign.

 

Some of the highlights from this year’s winners included:

 

Yellowknife – July 18, 2019
News Releases

Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced the 16 schools chosen to receive awards as part of the 2018-19 Drop the Pop campaign.

Forty-eight NWT schools participated in the 2018-2019 Drop the Pop challenge using funding to promote healthy foods and beverages. The winning schools will be awarded prizes ranging from $800 – $1,500 in recognition of their activities for the annual campaign.

 

Some of the highlights from this year’s winners included:

Yellowknife – July 12, 2019
News Releases

The official grand opening of the new Stanton Territorial Hospital  was celebrated with musical performances, traditional fire feeding ceremony, qulliq lighting, and speeches. Officials and guests marked the occasion with a commemorative sculpture and a showcase of artwork from all regions of the Northwest Territories which will be on display in the new hospital.

Yellowknife – June 6, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, last week was Disability Awareness Week in the NWT, as well as National AccessAbility Week across the country. It is a time to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities, and to reflect on what we can all do to make sure that everyone is able to contribute to and be a part of community life. With that, I’d like to provide an update on the Government of the Northwest Territories Disability Action Plan 2018/2019 - 2021/2022, which was tabled in October 2018 and is the final deliverable of the Disability Program Review and Renewal Project. 

Yellowknife – June 5, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, one of this government’s top priorities is the safety and well-being of children and youth receiving Child and Family Services. This includes making sure we maintain a child’s connectedness to family, community and culture.

We have learned from our experiences, through internal and external audits, through engagement with Indigenous governments, and through feedback from stakeholders that we need to better manage, resource, structure and sustain changes implemented under the Building Stronger Families Action Plan.

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