Social Assistance Appeal Committees – Call for Members

The GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment is issuing a call for applications to residents of the NWT who are interested in serving as appointed members of the NWT Social Assistance Appeal Committees in all NWT communities.

Click here for further information or contact the Registrar of Appeals, ECE Programs and Services at 867-874-2359 or 1-855-546-1232 (Toll Free).

Deadline for applications is September 4th, 2015.

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Habitat Build Blitz – August 29th

Do you have plans for Saturday August 29th?  Do you want some?  Do you like building things or being in pictures where it looks like you’re building things?  If so, do I have the event for you!

Habitat NWT is building a “ReStore” in Yellowknife.  The ReStore is a non-profit home improvement store and donation centre that will sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public, at a fraction of the retail price.  The ReStore will be owned and operated by Habitat NWT and proceeds will be used to build homes in our community.

So please come out to Habitat’s build-a-thon and be part of building the Yellowknife ReStore.  No experience necessary, we’ll feed you lunch, and you’ll be entered into a draw for some great prizes.

When: Saturday August 29th, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: ReStore Build Site, near the Yellowknife dump

Please wear your own steel toe boots if you have them. We will have some boots available on site, but the supply is limited.  All other safety gear will be provided.

We need to know you are coming, so please register by emailing Deb Simpson, Volunteer Coordinator:

And please forward this info to anyone you think might be interested in helping out.

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Early Childhood Development Scholarships

GNWT Department of Education Culture and Employment is now accepting applications for the Early Childhood Development Scholarships.

Ten $5,000 scholarships are available to NWT students interested in a career in Early Childhood Development who have been accepted into a full-time diploma or degree program for the 2015-16 year.  Click here for information on the Right from the Start Early Childhood Development Scholarship and to access the application form.

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2015.

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NEW – Public Board Appointments Website

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is responsible for making nominations or appointments to a variety of public committees, boards and councils (public Boards). These public Boards have been created through legislation, intergovernmental agreements, or government policy.  Appointments are made by Cabinet, the Commissioner in Executive Council or the responsible Minister(s).

The  GNWT has established a website dedicated to public boards, committees and councils. It includes a list of all public bodies and information on how to apply for a board, committee or council position.

Residents can apply at any time, and the website provides an avenue for expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals interested in being appointed to a public Board.

Click here for more information and to access an Expression of Interest form.

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Wondering about the Smoke?

Communities in the NWT are often exposed to poor air quality throughout the summer due to wildfire smoke. Staying informed of the air quality conditions in your area is important in understanding potential health implications and adjusting activities accordingly. The following tools are available to help you be aware of air quality in your area and to protect the health of you and your family:

  • Air Quality Advisories:  Follow Environment Canada’s weather forecasts and “special air quality statements” for your NWT community at the this website.
  • Use the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI):  The AQHI, which is currently available for Yellowknife and Inuvik, is a health risk communication tool which forecasts health risks related to wildfire smoke for the current and following day. The AQHI measures the air quality in relation to your health on a scale from 1 to 10, and provides some suggestions on how you might adjust your activity levels to protect yourself when air quality is poor. To learn more about the AQHI, click here.

  • Follow the smoke:  Follow the BlueSky wildfire smoke modeling forecasts to see the live smoke predictions for the current and following day. The BlueSky smoke model can be viewed here.

For general information on the health effects of smoke exposure due to forest fires and some general ways you can help protect the health of you and your family, please click here.

If you have any questions about air quality, please contact the Environmental Protection Unit at or 867-873.7654.

If you have any questions regarding health implications of wildfire smoke exposure, please talk to your health care provider.

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Are you registered to vote?

The Federal game is underway! Are you registered to vote? You can check it out online!

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Avens Newsletter

Click here to read the latest newsletter from Avens – A Community for Seniors.

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Corrections Northern Recruit Training Program

From GNWT Department of Justice
Applications are now being accepted for northern people to train as professional Corrections Officers. 

Recruits that meet the requirements and are accepted into the program go through six weeks of paid training followed by 14 shifts of on-the-job shadowing in a Yellowknife Corrections setting.

Applications are accepted from July 21, 2015 until August 6, 2015 for the Yellowknife session.  Each applicant should be prepared to meet basic conditions, be tested and interviewed to be accepted in to the program.  Upon graduation, trainees will have the necessary skills to be able to successfully apply on Corrections Officers positions.

Interested candidates can find more information on the requirements and process to apply either through the Careers site at or through the links on the Justice website at

For more information:

Sue Glowach
Senior Communications Advisor

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Aurora College Annual Report 2013-2014

In May Aurora College released their Annual Report for last year (2013-2014). Click here to read it.

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NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines June Newsletter

Click here to access the Chamber’s June edition of Northern Mining News .

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