News - Northwest territories

January 21, 2015
People in Canada’s northern territories continue to be troubled by food prices that are dramatically inflated relative to other parts of the country. Statistics Canada data from 2009, the last year...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Indigenous, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
February 12, 2014
Glen Abernethy, the Northwest Territories minister with lead responsibility for the Anti-Poverty Strategy, gave the Legislative Assembly a status update on the Strategy this week. "As with any major...
Keywords: Government Policy, Northwest Territories
May 4, 2012
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
February 28, 2012
Earlier this month, the premier of the Northwest Territories made commitments toward developing an NWT anti-poverty strategy. See the Premier's statement and the results of the territory-wide...
Keywords: Government Policy, Northwest Territories
March 10, 2011
Nutrition North Canada is a subsidy program run by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada meant to lower the price of healthy perishable foods for Canadians living in remote Northern areas. Nutrition...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Indigenous, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
January 20, 2011
A research project looking at homelessness and affordable housing in the Northwest Territories (NWT) has released a short piece that looks very generally at homelessness among Indigenous people in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, Poverty Research, Northwest Territories
January 8, 2008
New research by Jack Hicks, a social research consultant living in Iqaluit, Nunavut, tracks how suicide trends in the Arctic correlate with increased colonialism and modernization in the Arctic....
Keywords: Indigenous, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada, International
November 14, 2007
As of September 1st, the Government of the Northwest Territories structural and philosophical changes to their income assistance program, including changing their philosophy from one of "last resort...
Keywords: Welfare, Northwest Territories
June 26, 2007
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
April 6, 2007
The Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has released a report called Levels and Sources of Individual and Household Level Income for Inuit in Canada,...
Keywords: Indigenous, Poverty Research, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec
June 29, 2005
A senior in Yellowknife has been evicted from her publicly-subsidized home, which she had lived in for 14 years. She is expected to give up her two bedroom home and move into a seniors home. This...
Keywords: Housing, Seniors and Elders, Northwest Territories
July 24, 2004
The NWT Department of Justice web site includes a searchable database of NWT Acts and Regulations.
Keywords: Northwest Territories
August 29, 2003
The closure of the Con mine in Yellowknife is causing much strife among residents of the area. Many mine employees, who lost their jobs due to the closure, live on territory which is part of the...
Keywords: Housing, Northwest Territories
August 29, 2003
Ottawa's Minister for Human Resources says that the North West Territories (NWT) are redirecting the child benefit bonus in such a way as it deprives poverty stricken people of money they deserve....
Keywords: Welfare, Northwest Territories
April 23, 2003
Originally the government of the Northwest Territories announced a new rent scale for people living in public housing that would see people with higher incomes paying more for their government...
Keywords: Housing, Northwest Territories
August 14, 2002
Elders in Inuvik have organized and are demanding town council to move ahead with plans to develop a popular tourist campground into a multi-unit housing complex. Read a CBC story about the elder's...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, Seniors and Elders, Northwest Territories