Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to taking action so that seniors can age in place. We want to ensure that all seniors living within the Northwest Territories have the support and programs they need to continue living in their own homes, if possible, and participate as full members in their community.
Mr. Speaker, the government is committed to addressing health inequities experienced by our residents. In October of last year I provided information on the Department of Health and Social Service’s plans to move forward with our cultural safety and relationship-based care approach, and today I am pleased advise that the 2018-2020 Caring for Our People: Cultural Safety Action Plan will be tabled later today.
Mr. Speaker, our world-class tourism industry offers the greatest opportunity we have to grow diversity in our economy.
As we approach April 1st, the budget proposed for the next year fiscal year reflects this. It contains nearly $6.3 million in contributions and program funding to support our tourism industry; an increase of $800 thousand dollars from 2018-2019.
It’s a sign that this government recognizes the integral role tourism is playing in diversifying and modernizing our economy, and that we recognize our responsibility to move this sector to the next level.
Mr. Speaker, municipal elections were held in nine hamlet communities in the Northwest Territories on December 10, 2018. There were 71 candidates in total, vying for 46 available seats. I am pleased with the large number of candidates, as this indicates there is keen interest in local government and that individuals want to serve as leaders and decision-makers for their community.
Mr. Speaker, we are making significant progress in meeting this government’s mandate commitments to strengthen the Northwest Territories postsecondary education system.
I am pleased to advise that the drafting of legislation to govern postsecondary education in the NWT is nearing completion. The proposed legislation will create, for the first time, a process to ensure the effective governance and quality assurance of all postsecondary institutions operating in the territory.
Veuillez noter que le calendrier des déplacements pourrait être modifié à court ou sans préavis. Ce calendrier est à jour en date du 25 février 2019.
Le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux a rendu public le questionnaire de 2019 sur l’expérience des patients aux TNO. Ce questionnaire peut être rempli au format papier et en ligne.
Le questionnaire est conçu pour aider le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) à en savoir plus sur la qualité des soins que son personnel prodigue. Les réponses lui permettent d’améliorer les services et de faire le suivi des progrès réalisés.
Au Canada, mars est le Mois de la nutrition. Nos diététistes nous aident à tirer parti de ce que nous mangeons pour améliorer notre santé, soutenir nos activités et nous rassembler.
Le premier ministre Bob McLeod et la ministre de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation Caroline Cochrane ont annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Thomas Weegar au poste de sous-ministre associé responsable de l’éducation postsecondaire pour le gouvernement des Territoires du Nord‑Ouest (GTNO).
Mr. Speaker, over the past 15 years, the Government of the Northwest Territories has worked in partnership with the federal government to help meet the infrastructure needs of community governments. These efforts have helped community governments access federal funding, in accordance with our current mandate commitment in this area.