Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Re: 3rd Annual NWT Anti-Poverty Roundtable March 30-31

For those of you who may be interested in the  3rd Annual NWT Anti-Poverty Roundtable happening on March 30-31 2016
Here are a few reminders of things past....

and the Detailed Agenda - 3rd Anti-Poverty Roundtable.
Building on our Success

NWT Draft Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework Public Briefing
Published on Jun 4, 2013 https://youtu.be/okEPSMDPDO4

See document updates February 2014 links below...
Northwest Territories "Standing Committee on Social Programs"
(Yellowknife) Friday, May 31, 2013 -- The Standing Committee on Social Programs, chaired by Mr. Alfred Moses, will receive a public briefing on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework with Minister Glen Abernethy and Ms. Bronwyn Watters, Chair of the Anti-Poverty Steering Committee. The Committee will be discussing the next steps involved in implementing this strategy.
When: Monday, June 3, 2013
Location: Committee Room 'A' of the Legislative Assembly building
Time: 10:30am -- 12:00pm
The media is welcome to attend this meeting.
For more information, please contact:
Gail Bennett, Principal Clerk, Operations
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-669-2343 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784
E-mail: gail_bennett@gov.nt.ca

Still photos of the event can be seen here http://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/sets/72157633977189005/

Strategic framework sets priorities for the elimination of poverty in the NWT
YELLOWKNIFE (June 6, 2013) -- A new strategic framework for the elimination of poverty outlines the GNWT's commitment to ensuring all residents of the NWT have the chance to enjoy the benefits of living in a prosperous, well-governed territory and to participate fully in a healthy, just society. "Building on the Strengths of Northerners" is an integrated approach that will position NWT residents to achieve long-term economic and social sustainability.
[http:/....] Accessed Feb / 2014
"Poverty is complex, and there is no single solution," said Glen Abernethy, Chair of the Social Envelope Committee of Cabinet. "Social policies that help our residents achieve their full potential make our communities attractive and welcoming. Those communities create a strong, diversified economy that shares its benefits and keeps residents healthy. We know that investments in healthcare and education pay off in our economy. Investments in our economy make our people and the programs and services they rely on flourish. We hope that people in every region and every sector will want to partner with us to achieve a poverty-free NWT."The strategic framework identifies five main priorities for action:
- Children and Family Support
- Healthy Living and Reaching Our Potential
- Safe and Affordable Housing
- Sustainable Communities
- Integrated Continuum of Services
The GNWT will now develop an action plan to address these priorities in partnership with community and regional agencies.
The priorities for action identified in Building on the Strengths of Northerners align with the 17th Assembly's goals and priorities of supporting residents to be healthy, educated people free from poverty; addressing housing needs; ensuring sustainable, vibrant, safe communities; and effective and efficient government.
[Above from: http://news.exec.gov.nt.ca/strategic-...
Original URL for "Building on the Strengths of Northerners" PDF
See also

Synthesis of priority actions to reduce and eliminate poverty in the NWT 2010 - 13
Compiled by Julie Green

2014/15 -- 2015/16

Minister's Message
In June 2013, the anti-poverty strategic framework, Building on the Strengths of Northerners, was tabled in the Legislative Assembly. Building upon the strategic framework, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Anti-Poverty Action Plan describes our commitments to address the needs of those most vulnerable and those at-risk of falling into poverty, while promoting the prosperity necessary for the Northwest Territories (NWT) to grow.
Government alone cannot eliminate poverty. To that end, the GNWT is committed to continuing our work in partnership with non-government organizations, community and Aboriginal governments, business and industry and other partners towards the development of a multi-stakeholder NWT action plan.
Glen Abernethy
Chair of the Social Envelope Committee of Cabinet

For more information:
Brenda Norris
Media Liaison
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 669-2302
Email: brenda_norris@gov.nt.ca

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