North West Territories Regional Services


Diabetes Management & Support Resources

At the Tipping Point: Diabetes in the Northwest Territories

This report provides much needed statistics on diabetes and outlines best practices in the Northwest Territories. It is a very good source of information for health care professionals and researchers.

Department of Health and Social Services

The Department of Health and Social Services contains links to various health websites and resources as well as information on chronic disease such as diabetes.

Government of Northwest Territories

This resource provides information and resources regarding general health and accessing health services in the Northwest Territories.  GNWT Switchboard: (867) 873-7500.

Caring for Our People

This resource provides information on how the health and social services system is moving from multiple, regional health and social services authorities to an integrated system with regional representation and input.

Canadian Institute for Health Information

The Canadian Institute for Health Information provides a series of interactive websites designed for different audiences to help them understand how well Canada’s health system is performing in each province.

NWT Health Authorities

This resource provides information on regional health authorities and services in areas which they cover.

Arctic Winter Games (AWG)

AWG is a primary organization responsible for organizing competitive games in Canada’s north.

Drop the Pop – Northwest Territories

The Drop the Pop Campaign encourages students and their families to consume healthier beverages and foods, learn new skills and knowledge for healthy eating, and to promote long-term healthier food intakes that maintain and improve overall well-being, and prevent obesity and chronic diseases later in life.  Tel: (867) 873-7925.

Institute for Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR)

ICHR focuses specifically on bringing people, facilities, and resources to bear on health-related research in the Northwest Territories, as well as on raising health and wellness issues throughout the region’s communities and the broader circumpolar world.  Tel: (867) 873-9337.

Physical Activity, Nutrition, Healthy Weights

 Get Active NWT

Get Active NWT is a program that encourages people to be more physically active by organizing or participating in local fun and enjoyable events. Community organizations can apply for small grants to organize and deliver physical activity events in their communities. The application form can be downloaded from the website below.  Tel: (867) 873-7757.

Food First Foundation

The Food First Foundation is a registered charity whose mission is to support nutrition education programs in schools with the goal to encourage a healthier population of children and youth for future generations.  Tel: (867) 444-8330, (867) 446-3785.

NWT Sport and Recreation Council

This is an important organization in the Northwest Territories with the goal to increase physical activity among Northern residents as a means to combat chronic disease such as diabetes.  Tel: (867) 669-8383.

Sport North

Sport North represents the territorial sport organizations of the Northwest Territories. They are dedicated to the development of sport at every level of participation.  Tel: (867) 669-8326.

YWCA Yellowknife

YWCA Yellowknife builds safe and equitable communities where women, families and people living with disabilities and/or chronic disease can realize their full potential.  Tel: (867) 920-2777.

Tobacco, Smoking & Diabetes, Mental Health, Foot Care, Kidney Health, Healthy Heart

Our Ancestors Never Smoked

This resource contains Elders’ reflections about how tobacco has affected many Inuit communities and what can be done about it.

A Shared Path Towards Wellness

This resource is a mental health and addictions action plan for the Northwest Territories for the years 2012-2015.

Patient Education Booklet Assembly Instructions

This resource consists of 4 pages of sketches that, when assembled properly, will create a booklet with proper foot care information and instructions.

Northwest Territories Health Status Report

This resource provides information about the state of people’s well-being within the Northwest Territories population. The information contained in the report is intended for use by researchers, decision makers, NGOs, and general public.

Elders in Motion Training Gathering Program

The Elders in Motion Training Gathering Program brings together elders, recreation leaders, health care professionals, volunteers, youth and others interested in the physical fitness and well-being of older adults.  Tel: (867) 669-8375.

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  • "National Aboriginal Diabetes Association 2019
Your Health Matters Calendar

Call for Nominations!

Opportunity for Community-based Food Security
/ Food Sovereignty Programs and Nutrition Programs!

The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association publishes a yearly calendar that extols the virtues of healthy living. This year, the 2019 Your Health Matters Calendar would like to feature community-based programs/activities in food security and food sovereignty from every region/territory in Canada.

This resource is marketed to Indigenous communities and helps raise awareness and educate about community-based diabetes prevention and the activities people and communities do in diabetes prevention and care. Our plan is to showcase the many community gardens, greenhouses, community freezers, food sharing networks, in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada in order to honour what these workers do and the hard work they do in their communities. We are asking for people working in these programs to contact us if they would like their program to be in the calendar or for those around them to nominate them. Please submit nominations by September 14, 2018

What we require from the candidate is a photo of program/activity staff, the history of the program/activity, their reflections on the successes of their program/activity, a gardening/harvesting tip or recipe, and a brief

If you work in community-based community gardens, greenhouses, community freezers, food sharing networks and are interested in being featured, or know someone that you would like to nominate, please contact Jeff ( or Sylvia ( at the National Aboriginal Diabetes

We look forward to connecting with you!"
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