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 careers.hr.gov.nt.ca or through the links on the Justice website at justice.gov.nt.ca

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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Skills4Success Reports

The Department of  Education Culture and Employment has completed its Skills for Success Initiative and has produced an Engagement Summary Report and a Full Engagement Report. They capture “What We Heard” at regional meetings, a symposium event and an online survey.

Both reports will be posted online at www.skills4success.ca and shared with stakeholders. These reports will provide a basis for the development of a 10-year Strategic Framework and a 3-year Action Plan for adult and post-secondary education and skills training in the NWT.

Anyone wishing to provide feedback on these reports, looking for further information or with questions can contact ECE at skillsforsuccess@gov.nt.ca.

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New Resource – NWT Caregivers Guide

The Department of Health and Social Services has worked with the NWT Seniors Society to develop the NWT Caregivers Guide. This new document is a practical resource for those who are caring for family, friends, or neighbours. The information presented in the Guide is the result of best practice research and feedback from service providers across the NWT.

The Guide is available electronically at  http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/files/seniors-caregiver-guide.pdf and is also being distributed in hard copy across the NWT.


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Youth Ambassadors Applications Open

See the info below from GNWT regarding applications for the Youth Ambassadors Program. The deadline to apply is September 25, 2015. But don’t wait! this excellent, popular program has only so many spaces.
The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Northwest Territories (NWT) Youth Ambassador Program. The program provides NWT youth with opportunities to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments.  In the past, NWT Youth Ambassadors have attended the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games and the North American Indigenous Games.

Applicants are selected based on community involvement, commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a personal reflection on how the Youth Ambassador Program will help them in the future.  To qualify for the program, youth must be between 16 and 24 years of age on December 31, 2015. The deadline to apply is September 25, 2015.  All NWT youth who qualify are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Youth Ambassador Program, to apply online, or to download an application form, please visit www.nwtyouth.com.

To submit a verbal application over the phone, please contact Dawn Moses, Youth/Volunteer Officer, at (867) 873-7329 or by email at dawn_moses@gov.nt.ca.

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Travelling This Summer?

Travel insurance can protect you from medical costs that are not covered by the NWT Health Care Plan – ambulance costs for example. Check it out at: http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/files/travelling_outside_the_nwt.pdf

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NWTRPA Award Nominations Deadline

Each year the NWT Recreation and Parks Association presents awards to celebrate and recognize dedicated recreation professionals and volunteers in northern communities for their continuing efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all northerners.

There are four awards (Innovation Award, Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award,  Award of Excellence and Honourary Life Membership) – outlined in the 2015 Nominators Guide.

Deadline for 2015 nominations is June 30th, 2015!

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Shedding Light on Your Electricity Bill

At the risk of being accused of bias, I am circulating the message below from Northlands Utilities – FYI.
As you know, Northland Utilities provides electricity services, including billing, to more than 11,000 customers in the Northwest Territories. In response to customer questions, Northland Utilities has put together a short, simple video explaining electricity bills, Shedding Light on Your Electricity Bill.

Our industry can be confusing and lengthy explanations often frustrate rather than inform. Our goal is to keep it simple and provide clear, consistent information on how different electricity services come together on the bill. This video was launched on our website today along with other consumer information.

Electricity is essential to day-to-day living and economic growth, and we are committed to operating efficiently and delivering reliable service.  We also recognize the importance of providing useful information to our customers.

You can call me at 873-4804 or email me at duane.morgan@atco.com

Thank you,

Duane Morgan
Manager, Northland Utilities

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