NWT organizations receive funding through GNWT’s Healthy Choices Fund

The Kas’ho Got’ine Men’s Transition Home in Fort Good Hope and  the Sahtu’ot’ine Nats’eju Initiative on Reconnecting with Ourselves in Deline are just two of the recipients that will share in $400,000 in territorial government funding.

In a news release, the Department of Health and Social Services stated that 12 organizations and community governments received funding to help maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making healthy lifestyle choices.

Others receiving funding include the Tides Canada’s Land to Life: Northern Youth Wellness Initiative which teaches youth leadership, life and emotional resiliency skills.

Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced this year’s recipients.

He states that the Healthy Choices Fund  is one way that the Government of the Northwest Territories’ is  fostering healthy families and communities by focusing on wellness, prevention, and improved nutrition.

Our government understands the value of supporting community lead initiatives to help get our residents informed and making healthier lifestyle choices in ways that resonate with them, Abernethy said. “The Healthy Choices Fund makes projects like Learning and Eating Together at the Kas’ho Got’ine Men’s Transition Home, and Edenats’edi: Reconnecting with Ourselves by the Sahtu’ot’ine Nats’eju Initiative, possible and be successful.”

The government states that the minimum funding for each organization is $10,000 per fiscal year up to a maximum of $75,000.  



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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.