Ensuring that the needs of people with disabilities are understood and prioritized by candidates in the territorial election is critical to our fight in improving the quality of life for all people living with and supporting people with disabilities across the NWT. To evaluate how candidates have taken or plan to take action on disability issues, the NWT Disabilities Council sent a survey to all candidates addressing key issues related to health, well being, financial security, and quality of life of NWT residents with disabilities. The questions asked to all candidates are visible in the photo.
As the only cross-disability territorial organization in the NWT, with over 800 active members, we believe that candidates have a responsibility to communicate and work with us to ensure that their platforms are inclusive and responsive to the lived experiences of people with disabilities. Below is a list of the candidates who have responded to our survey and the responses they have submitted to us. If candidates in your riding have not responded, we strongly encourage you to reach out and let them know that disability is a key election issue as a constituent.
Note: this page is updated daily as new responses are received.
Hughie Graham (Range Lake): RESPONSE (PDF)
Shane Thompson (Nahendeh): RESPONSE (PDF)
Daniel McNeely (Sahtu): RESPONSE (PDF)
Denise Yuhas (Thebacha): RESPONSE (PDF)
Patrick Scott (Great Slave): RESPONSE (PDF)
Caroline Wawzonek (Yellowknife South): RESPONSE (PDF)
Arlene Hache (Yellowknife Center): RESPONSE(PDF)
Kieron Testart (Kam Lake): RESPONSE (PDF)
Kevin O’Reilly (Frame Lake): RESPONSE (PDF)
Cory Vanthuyne (Yellowknife North): RESPONSE (PDF)
Julie Green (Yellowknife Center): RESPONSE (PDF)
Caroline Cochrane (Range Lake): RESPONSE (PDF)
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