Category Archives: Health and Social Services

Department of Health and Social Services

Sep, 15 2015

Health and Social Services Joint Leadership Council discusses system transformation

YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2015) – Members of the NWT Health and Social Services’ system Joint Leadership Council (JLC) met in Yellowknife last week to review progress on plans to establish a Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NWTHSSA). Board Chairs and Public Administrators applauded the vision and leadership of the 17th Legislative Assembly in […]

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Aug, 12 2015

NWT Health Care Plan more flexible for Snowbirds

YELLOWKNIFE (August 12, 2015) – Residents on extended vacations now have an extra month of extra days allowing them to be outside the territory without their health coverage being affected. As long as residents maintain their permanent residency in the NWT, residents will now only need to be physically present in the NWT for 153 […]

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Jun, 11 2015

New legislation sets stage for health system transformation

YELLOWKNIFE (June 11, 2015) – A major step towards the vision of Best Health, Best Care for a Better Future shared by Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy, the Department of Health and Social Services and all NWT Health and Social Services was taken last week. On June 4th, 2015; Bill 44: An […]

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Jun, 4 2015

Glen Aberbethy: Pharmaceutical Action Plan

Mr. Speaker, an equitable and sustainable health care system is one of the priorities of the 17th Assembly. One way we can support this priority is by improving the management of pharmaceuticals. Mr. Speaker, to date, provincial and territorial governments have each made significant efforts to address the challenges and manage pharmaceuticals in a way […]

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Jun, 1 2015

Glen Abernethy: Working Together: An Action Plan to Reduce and Eliminate Poverty in the Northwest Territories

Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time today I will table “Working Together: An Action Plan to Reduce and Eliminate Poverty in the Northwest Territories.” This collaborative Action Plan demonstrates our government’s commitment to work in partnership with other stakeholders to tackle poverty in the Northwest Territories. It builds on the great work that produced “Building […]

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May, 29 2015

Glen Abernethy: Working to Better Coordinate Service Delivery of Social Supports to NWT Residents

Mr. Speaker, this government is committed to achieving this Legislative Assembly’s vision of strong individuals, families and communities. By working together in partnerships we can reach our goal of healthy and educated people in sustainable and vibrant communities throughout our territory.

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May, 28 2015

Glen Abernethy: Building Stronger Families – Milestones Achieved in 2014-2015

Mr. Speaker, in October 2014, I tabled Building Stronger Families – An Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services supporting the Government’s commitment to improve the quality of child and family services for those receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act. I am pleased to provide an update to Members on the […]

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May, 7 2015

2015 outstanding volunteers honoured

KÁTLODÉÉCHE FIRST NATION (May 7, 2015) – Minister Glen Abernethy will recognize Northwest Territories (NWT) volunteers on behalf of Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs Robert C. McLeod at the 2015 Outstanding Volunteer Awards ceremony on Friday, May 8.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for […]

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Mar, 12 2015

GNWT releases results of 2014 NWT Patient Experience Satisfaction Questionnaire

YELLOWKNIFE (March 12, 2015) – Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy tabled the 2014 NWT Patient Experience Satisfaction Questionnaire Report in the Legislative Assembly today. The report highlights the findings of questionnaires completed by people using health care services in the NWT during July and August of 2014. “The Government of the Northwest […]

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Mar, 6 2015

Glen Abernethy: Our Elders, Our Communities: Advancing the Framework

Mr. Speaker, last May we presented Our Elders: Our Communities, a Strategic Framework outlining the Government’s commitment to support Elders and Seniors who wish to live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, and ensure that services are available when this option is no longer viable. As the backbone of our […]

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