Category Archives: Education, Culture, and Employment

Department of Education, Culture, and Employment

Sep, 15 2015

New public libraries open in Fort Simpson and Behchokǫ̀

FORT SIMPSON (September 15, 2015) – The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment celebrated the opening of the newly built John Tsetso Memorial Library in Fort Simpson today, with Deh Cho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian, Łı́ı́dlı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Chief Gerald Antoine, MLA Kevin Menicoche and Mayor Sean Whelly. “Today […]

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Jul, 24 2015

NWT addresses Universal Child Care Benefit payments

Exemption for retroactive payment for Income Assistance clients YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 24, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod today addressed the increased Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) monthly payment from the Government of Canada, effective January 2015. On January 1, 2015, the UCCB was expanded to include a new benefit for children aged 6 through 17, and […]

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Jul, 23 2015

French Active Offer toolkit launches across the GNWT/Lancement de la trousse d’offre active en français au GTNO

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 23, 2015) – Today, as the latest initiative in the ongoing implementation of the French Language Communications and Services Strategic Plan, the Francophone Affairs Secretariat launched the Active Offer Toolkit for front line staff across the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). Introduced in 2012, the strategic plan guides the implementation of […]

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Jun, 30 2015

Minister of Education hosts meeting of Canada’s ministers of education and Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium

YELLOWKNIFE (June 30, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty played host to two national meetings in Yellowknife this week; the annual meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and a national CMEC Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium. The CMEC Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium brought together new and experienced Aboriginal educators and […]

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Jun, 25 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Annual General Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education Q&A

Thank you for joining me, whether here in person or via telephone, for this media update. I am here to talk to you about the 104th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada – or CMEC, for short. I am very proud to be able to host delegates from all over […]

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Jun, 10 2015

Ice age bison discovery: Our frozen past and thawing future

YELLOWKNIFE (June 10, 2015) – The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre officially opens Ice Age Bison Discovery: Our Frozen Past and Thawing Future on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m.  On exhibit for the first time — a 13,650-year-old steppe bison skull found in Tsiigehtchic, NWT in 2007. This exhibit highlights ice age fossils […]

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Jun, 4 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Improvements to the Student Financial Assistance Program

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment is focused on ensuring opportunities, education and training are available to all residents of the Northwest Territories. As our labour market needs expand, so do the opportunities. The GNWT Population Growth Strategy has a target to bring 2000 people to the territory in the next four […]

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Jun, 3 2015

Northwest Territories solidly on path to reconciliation: Education Minister attends TRC closing event /Communiqué de presse – Les Territoires du Nord-Ouest bien engagés sur la voie de la réconciliation : le ministre de l’Éducation assiste à l’événement de clôture de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation

OTTAWA (June 3, 2015) – Northwest Territories Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Jackson Lafferty attended the Walk of Reconciliation and spoke at the Actions of Reconciliation event during the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on June 1 in Ottawa. “I am both pleased and saddened to attend this event,” […]

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Jun, 2 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Online Child Care Inspection Reports

Mr. Speaker, ensuring the care and safety of children and providing accessible programs and services to families across the Northwest Territories is a top priority of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment identified the need to do a full review of the current licensing system for daycare centres, family […]

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May, 29 2015

Jackson Lafferty: GNWT Support for the Native Communications Society

Mr. Speaker, ensuring Aboriginal languages survive for future generations is a key priority for our government and the Members of this Legislative Assembly. One of the most effective ways to ensure the continued use of all of the NWT’s 11 official languages is simply using and hearing these languages as part of our day to […]

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