Employment for People Living with Mental Illness- National Forum

On November 28, 2017, the Mental Health Commission of Canada hosted a one-day forum. The goal was to identify actionable recommendations to reduce employment barriers for individuals living with a mental illness.

For more information, please click HERE

Disability Framework

We are pleased to pass along that the Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, Honourable Glen Abernethy, tabled the NWT Health and Social Services Authority’s much anticipated, NWT Disability Strategic Framework 2017-2027.

We thank everyone who came out and showed their support by attending in the Visitor’s gallery. This document will be the foundation for the Action Plan currently being developed.

Disability Strategic Framework

Disability Matters – A Companion to the Disability Framework

Programs and Services for Persons with Disability

Hire for Talent

NWT Disabilities Council was proud to be a collaborative partner on such an important national project to engage employers in the hiring of people living with disability.

Click below for more information:

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Services for Homeless Adults


Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth is a youth-driven project that explores the lived experiences of young people in the Northwest Territories who self-identify as being part of the disability community. Our project collects the narratives of young people in order to share authentic representations of the successes and challenges we face in our communities. Our stories have been compiled to showcase the resilience, strength and vibrancy of the disability community in the Northwest Territories. It is also our hope that these narratives serve as an outlet to better understand what is means to live with disability in the Northwest Territories, while creating space to critically examine the barriers that persist for us in our home communities.

Voices of Youth was completely independently by twelve youth across the territory and we are proud to showcase their efforts. 


Article in News North (Monday August 28)

Article in Yellowknifer (Wednesday August 30)