GNWT Employment Info – GTNO Infos de L’emploi

Thinking about working for the GNWT?
Penser à travailler pour le GTNO ?

Click here for fulsome info from Department of Human Resources.
Cliquez ici pour info partir ministère des Ressources humaines.

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YK1 April Newsletter

Please take a look at this month’s YK1 District Newsletter for current information, including the 2015/2016 approved school calendar, and upcoming school events.

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Looking for Grade 9 and Grade 10 Frame Lake Students

NWT Youth Parliament needs participants for a week of fun in May!
Youth Parliament (May 4th to 8th) is open to any NWT Grade 9 or Grade 10 student. You could be sitting in my seat in the Assembly!
Yth Parl Poster

E-mail or fax the completed application form ( Youth Parliament 2015 Application Form) to the Kaitlyn at 867-873-0222.

Questions about Youth Parliament? Contact Kaitlyn Vician ( at 867-669-2218, toll-free 1-800-661-0784, or contact my office for assistance.

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Nominations Open for Accessibility Awards

Press release below from the NWT Human Rights Commission.
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For Immediate Release

NWT Human Rights Commission Accessibility Award Open For Nominations

The Human Rights Commission is looking for nominations for its 4th annual Accessibility Award. This award recognizes new and existing physical and/or non-physical accommodations that a business makes or has made to create more accessibility to services for the public. Any business or organization providing service to the public, including Aboriginal, municipal or government agencies, can be nominated and receive the award.

Nominations forms are available by emailing Deadline for nominations is April 15th at 4pm. The award will be presented at the Minister for Persons with Disabilities Tea in June, hosted by the NWT Disability Council.

“Getting around in the physical world is something that many of us take for granted. It is critical to reduce barriers and have equal participation of persons with varying levels of ability in the communities”, says Charles Dent, Chair of the Commission.

The NWT Human Rights Commission
works to promote equality human rights and protect individuals and groups from discrimination under the NWT Human Rights Act.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the nomination form.

To learn more call us at 867-669-5575.

Contact: Charles Dent
Tel. 867-669-5575

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AVENS Could Use Your Help

A message from AVENS – A Community for Seniors
The Recreation Department at AVENS would like to create Reminiscing Kits; however, we need your help!

Reminiscing is a therapeutic program that encourages individuals to recall past memories. Individuals with dementia lose their ability to form new memories, however, they often retain the ability to recall long-term memories (e.g. their youth and young adulthood) in to the later stages of the disorder. Reminiscing provides individuals the opportunity to share and validate their memories and experiences. Benefits of Reminiscing include: preserved personal identity, improved self-esteem, and increased socialization through shared experiences.

As such, we would like to create 6 Reminiscing Kits (comprised of items from the 1940s to the 1970s). We will use these kits during our Reminiscing Program to prompt Residents’ memories and encourage them to share their experiences and stories.

If you have any items to donate (which fit in to the following categories), please call or email so we can arrange for pick up/drop off (920-2443, ext 103;

  1. Good Ole Games: childhood games, hobbies, pastimes, collections
  2. Remembering Recipes: cooking and baking utensils, recipes, photos, aprons, jars/boxes
  3. Time Travelers: car photos, traditional dog sledding equipment, magazines, old airplane tickets, model cars, trucks, airplanes
  4. Men at Work: tools, building supplies, piping (for individuals to build), large washers/screws (for individuals to assemble)
  5. Yellowknife Years: photos, typed stories, camping gear, mining artifacts, postcards/posters
  6. My Fair Lady: dresses, baby clothes, footwear, cosmetics, styling kits, dolls

Example of a kit:
Reminiscing Kit
Childhood Games and Pastimes Reminiscing Kit
Source: Museum Victoria

We will also require treasure trunks for storage!

Thank you for your support!

Kate Drexler
AVENS – Volunteer and Recreation Supervisor
(867) 920-2443 ext 103

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NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group Newsletter

From the NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group:
Here is the inaugural copy of the NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group’s newsletter.  Our newsletter will be coming out every second month and be delivered to healthcare professionals, clinics, individuals and policy makers across the North.  The purpose of the newsletter is to provide current information on healthy living, breast health and breast cancer, as well as updates of the Action Group’s latest projects.

If you have any questions or require more information, please feel free to contact me or another Action Group Board Member or visit our website (


Rosanna Strong, Board Member
NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group

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Sport North Newsletter

Click here to read the latest news from Sport North.

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Health Project Funding Available

Health project funding for victims of violence and abuse

The Public Health Agency of Canada wants proposals for projects that support trauma-informed health promotion activities that meet the health needs of victims of domestic violence and child abuse.  Letters of Intent are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Teleconference sessions to learn more about this call for proposals will be held

  • March 24, 2015 at 11:00 – 12:00 EDT (English)
  • March 25, 2015 at 12:00 – 1:00 EDT (English)
  • March 26, 2016 at 1:00 – 2:00 EDT (French)

To register for one of these information sessions send an email to with the subject line “Information Session”, and indicate your date preference.

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Aurora College Student Newsletter

The March 2015 edition of the Aurora College student newsletter Currents  is out. You can read about the 20th anniversary of the College’s Nursing Program, a celebration 0f 50 years of Research at the Aurora Research Centre, Aurora College Week 2015 and more.

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Recycle Your Old Phonebook

Watch for notices to see which schools will be recycling!

Phonebook Recycling Info 2015

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