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May 26, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on May 26, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a commitment in its mandate to strengthen culture and heritage in the NWT by working with partners and stakeholders to update the 2010 NWT Aboriginal Languages Plan.

May 5, 2017
Communiqué

YELLOWKNIFE (May 5, 2017) – Last week, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Alfred Moses, met with Divisional Education Council Chairs and Chairs of the Yellowknife District #1, Yellowknife Catholic Schools, Ndilo District Education Authority, Dettah District Education Authority, Commission scolaire francophone Territoires du Nord-Ouest and the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency to discuss education in the Northwest Territories.

March 9, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 9, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment and its partners across government, in industry, and education are all working together to ensure that NWT residents have the information they need to be well positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

March 6, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 6, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to announce that I have directed that a foundational review of Aurora College be undertaken. 

The foundational review will help inform the government’s long term vision for Aurora College and position it to provide the necessary skills and knowledge our residents require to participate in, and contribute to the social and economic fabric of the NWT for decades to come. 

March 1, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 1, 2017

Mr. Speaker, as I’ve said in this Assembly, education is one of the cornerstones of development and success. There are always people behind a student’s experience in education, and they are usually teachers or principals.

February 23, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, one of the most important areas we can invest in is early childhood development and the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its mandate to do this by implementing its Right from the Start Framework. Ages zero to five are the most critical time in a child’s development, and the work that the Departments of Health and Social Services and Education, Culture and Employment have been doing in partnership have been helping all of the children in the NWT.

February 22, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, today is national Pink Shirt Day, a day celebrated during the last Wednesday of February of each year.  We provided pink carnations for all of the Members, and I am pleased to see all the pink in the House today, marking our acknowledgement that bullying in any form is unacceptable.  

This initiative was started by two brave young men in Nova Scotia, David Shepherd and Travis Price, who gave away fifty pink shirts after a grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

February 20, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Legislative Assembly has identified education, training and youth development as one of its priorities and the Government of the Northwest Territories has made several commitments in its mandate to advance that priority.  Work in these areas is foundational to the future success of our territory, and we have seen some solid progress on many initiatives in education, training and youth development.

February 14, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, two of the key factors in community wellness and safety are education and partnership. Every person and organization across the Northwest Territories has something to contribute to help make our communities healthy and safe.

At the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, all of our programs and services follow a continuum of strategies, building on the foundations of the others. These strategies are designed to address community and resident needs from early childhood, through to ensuring Northerners have the skills, attitudes and opportunities for success.

February 9, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, over the past year, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has implemented new initiatives and improved existing programs and services to help meet our mandate commitments to address the cost of living for NWT residents.

We all understand the importance of reducing poverty and providing our residents with the tools necessary to achieve their goals and live healthy, productive lives. The work underway at the Department supports those goals.

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