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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)

Do you have or work with a child with Autism?

The University of British Columbia is developing a research project and would like to hear from you!

Please read the Invitation letter HERE


A Disabled Life Is a Life Worth Living

Ben Mattlin is the author of the memoir “Miracle Boy Grows Up.”

LSPD Funding is Available!


To assist persons living with disabilities

achieve their learning goals.


To be eligible for funding, you must be:

  • 18 years of age
  • living with a disability
  • a resident of the Northwest Territories
  • involved in a learning activity which demonstrates a commitment to achieving employment or educational goals
  • unable to secure funding from any other source


We are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year now, so apply early!!

If you are interested and want to find out if you are eligible or want more information, please contact us at; Toll free: 1-800-491-8885/ in Yellowknife: 867-873-8230 or email: info@nwtdc.net

Find out more about this and our other programs at: www.nwtdc.net

Northwest Territories Health Care Card Renewal

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             Old Health Care Card                                         New Health Care Card


Most residents of the NWT will need to renew their health care cards in 2016. Residents can check the expiry dates found on the bottom right hand of the card to see if their health care card will be expiring soon. You can renew your cards up to four months before it expires.

This year, the health care card will have a new look. The new health care cards will not affect residents’ health care coverage. Residents will continue to receive the same coverage for basic hospital and medical treatment. This means that anyone with a valid NWT health care card can go to a hospital or health centre for treatment and not have to pay for medically necessary health services. Residents need to renew their cards before their cards expiry date so that their coverage is not interrupted. For a list of frequently asked questions about the Health Care Card Renewal Process and their answers please click here.

To get the renewal application forms go to www.hss.gov.nt.ca. If you do not have internet or require assistance in filling out the form, our IRS Coordinator Linda Celotti would be happy to help. You can reach Linda at 867-873-8230, or via email at info@nwtdc.net.