Yellowknife – October 17, 2018
News Releases

The Minister of Health and Social Services tabled the Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services 2017-2018 yesterday in the Legislative Assembly.


Yellowknife – October 16, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check against delivery

Mr. Speaker, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and providing services aimed at keeping families healthy, safe and intact, are fundamental priorities for this government.  This is a priority for me personally as well. Since joining the Legislative Assembly in 2007 as both a regular MLA and Minister, I have worked to ensure our child and family services system is built around the philosophy that the best supports for children are strong and resilient families.


Hay River – October 9, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, has appointed Mr. Brian Willows of Hay River, as the new Public Administrator for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) effective October 5th, 2018.

Mr. Willows replaces Mr. Maher who has served as Public Administrator since May 2009.

Mr. Willows brings a wealth of experience to the Public Administrator position including senior positions with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation that included overseeing an operating budget of $60 million annually.

Hay River – October 5, 2018
News Releases

The new addition to Woodland Manor officially opened on Friday, October 5 in Hay River.

The new addition and a renovation to a room in Woodland Manor replaces the ten long term care beds that were in the old H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital. Having the long term care beds in the same facility helps streamline the care provided to seniors and elders.

The new addition includes nine long term care rooms and a family room. The family room is where family members can spend the night or have quiet interactions with their loved ones.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
News Releases

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, has approved a process to waive the Northwest Territories (NWT) change of name fee for Residential School Survivors and their families who wish to reclaim their name. The recommendation is to waive fees for a period of five years.

The Minister is extending this process to all Indigenous residents who wish to correct the names on their NWT birth certificates that were affected by historical errors.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, has appointed Dr. Kami Kandola as the new Chief Public Health Officer for Northwest Territories effective October 1, 2018.

Dr. Kandola replaces Dr. Andre Corriveau, who will assume the role of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority Acting Medical Director September 1st, 2018 for a period of one year.

September 25, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, and the Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness, Alfred Moses, together with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority(NTHSSA), the NWT Disability Council and Advanced Medical Solutions, officially opened the doors to a new joint sobering centre and day centre program in Yellowknife.

September 11, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2018) – In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced new Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCCs) who will begin working in Tłı̨chǫ and Dehcho this month.

August 29, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2018) — The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy is pleased to announce that the new Mental Health Act will be coming into force on September 1, 2018.

The new Mental Health Act (the Act) is an essential part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ work to modernize mental health care in the Northwest Territories to better protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of individuals living with mental illness.

August 28, 2018
News Releases

NORMAN WELLS (August 28, 2018) – Residents of the Sahtú celebrated the official opening of the Sahtú Got'iné Regional Health and Social Services Centre and Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́ Long Term Care Facility on Monday, August 27 in Norman Wells.