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December 14, 2012
News Releases

Yellowknife (December 14, 2012) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has committed to take action against poverty as part of Poverty Free NWT, a partnership involving the GNWT, the federal and Aboriginal governments, business, industry, non-profit and nongovernmental organizations.

December 5, 2012
News Releases

FORT SMITH (December 5, 2012) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty and Sydney O’Sullivan, Chair of the Board of Governors of Aurora College, announced today that Ms. Jane Arychuk has accepted the position of President, Aurora College effective December 1, 2012.

December 3, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 3, 2012) – A new exemption for Income Assistance clients came into effect December 1, 2012.  Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) introduced the change which allows individuals receiving payments under Impact Benefits Agreements (IBA), treaties or land claim settlements to claim an exemption of up to $500 per year for each household member when determining eligibility for Income Assistance (IA).

November 6, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, healthy behaviours and healthy choices are fundamental to a good education and superior quality of life.  Schools offer a significant opportunity to educate young people about healthy lifestyles and to foster healthy behaviours. In the Northwest Territories, schools play a strong central role in health promotion. While we develop the programs that foster these healthy behaviours, we must first understand what our young people think about their health, their challenges, and their choices.

November 6, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 6, 2012) – The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Social Services, released a report today exploring the health perceptions, choices and experiences of school-aged children in the Northwest Territories (NWT).  The report, titled Health and Health-Related Behaviours Among Young People: Northwest Territories, is based upon data collected through the national Health Beha

November 5, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 5, 2012) – The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) today announced a new curriculum designed  to help people gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to manage their personal finances.

The new curriculum was developed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) at the suggestion of the NWT’s three operating mines and meets a need they identified for financial literacy training for their staff.

November 5, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories is dedicated to providing relevant and necessary programming to suit the needs of our adult learners. 

October 31, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment is dedicated to providing relevant curricula and improving educational outcomes for all students of the Northwest Territories.

October 31, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (Wednesday, October 31, 2012) – To build on the success of the early October launch of the Northern Studies 10 curriculum, the Honourable Jackson Lafferty today officially introduced the materials to the public with a call to jurisdictions across Canada to develop their own dedicated residential schools curricula.

October 30, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment continues improving its programming to ensure adult learners have the tools they require for fulfilled, prosperous lives.

The Department has been developing a process for adults to receive their high school diploma, called the Adult Recognition Model, or ARM. Through ARM, adults enrolled in Adult Literacy and Basic Education programs may receive high school credits for a combination of academic course work and knowledge or skills they have gained through life experience.

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