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Yellowknife – November 1, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, over the last five years the Government of Northwest Territories has worked in partnership with people and organizations across the NWT to better understand and meaningfully address the root causes of poverty in this territory. This outreach supports our mandate commitment to reduce poverty in the Northwest Territories.

 

Yellowknife – October 30, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Mr. Speaker, as a government we have committed to putting the principles of reconciliation in action and to transform the way that we deliver programs and services to be more culturally informed and respectful throughout our mandate.  Today I would like to update colleagues and the public on efforts we have been adopting within our health and social services system to put these principles into action to better serve our residents.

 

Yellowknife – October 25, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a commitment in its mandate to ensure that effective supports and programs are available for persons with disabilities. Our government believes that every person living with a disability has the full right to citizenship and opportunity which is why we have been working with our partners and stakeholders to advance plans that will effectively guide our efforts to support this goal.

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Mr. Speaker, I would like to respond to the follow-up audit on Child and Family Services that was tabled in the House yesterday.

 

Mr. Speaker, our top priority is to ensure the safety and security of children and youth receiving services and care from Child and Family Services. 

 

Yellowknife – October 18, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check against delivery

Mr. Speaker, one of the key priority areas in our government’s mandate was to address the needs of individuals affected by mental health and addictions.  That is why we released Mind and Spirit: Promoting Mental Health and Addictions Recovery in the Northwest Territories, which is our strategic framework that helps guide our work in this area.

 

I’d like to provide an update on some important initiatives we are taking to enhance and improve services in the mental health and addictions area.

 

Yellowknife – October 16, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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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.

 

June 1, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on June 1, 2018

Mr. Speaker, June is Senior Citizen’s Month. I encourage all Northerners to join me in recognizing and celebrating the valuable contributions that Seniors and Elders make within our families and communities.

May 25, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on May 25, 2018

Mr. Speaker, as the federal government implements its plan to legalize cannabis this summer, the Department of Health and Social Services, in partnership with other Government of the Northwest Territories departments and agencies, has already begun public education and awareness efforts.

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.

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.

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