Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Media Statement

Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy provided a statement on the 2018 Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Child and Family Services in the Northwest Territories.


“Our top priority is to ensure the safety and security of children and youth receiving services and care from Child and Family Services. The Auditor General’s report contains findings that are disappointing and concerning to all of us and which require immediate action to address.


May 23, 2018
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (May 23, 2018) Glen Abernethy, Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, congratulated recipients of the 2018 NWT Disability Awareness Awards held at the annual Disability Awareness Tea yesterday. Minister Abernethy issued the following statement recognizing this year’s award recipients:

December 5, 2017
Media Statement

NORMAN WELLS (December 5, 2017) – Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the 5th annual Anti-Poverty Roundtable which took place in Norman Wells:

“As part of our efforts to support healthy communities and northerners, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made it a priority to work collaboratively with community organizations, Indigenous and community governments, and other partners to advance the Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan.

August 4, 2017
Media Statement

Yellowknife (August 4, 2017) - Minister Abernethy issued the following statement on arsenic signage in the Yellowknife Area:

“Protecting the health and safety of Northerners is a priority for me and I am committed to making sure that everybody who lives in or visits Yellowknife has the information they need to confidently and safely enjoy the many outdoor recreational activities available here.