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Strategic framework sets priorities for the elimination of poverty in the NWT

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. PDF of document here

Video of presentation here

“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:
Original URL for “Building on the Strengths of Northerners” PDF

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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Why Poverty? uses broadcast & online film to get people talking about poverty.

Why Poverty? is a groundbreaking, cross-media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty. Why Poverty? uses film to get people talking about poverty.
We’ve commissioned award-winning film makers to make eight documentaries about poverty, and new and emerging talents to make around 30 short films. The films tackle big issues and pose difficult questions, but they’re also moving, subtle and thought-provoking stories.
They transmit around the world in November 2012, on more than 70 national broadcasters reaching 500 million people. They’ll be accompanied by events designed to spark global and national debates and an online conversation to get people asking “Why Poverty?”
You can watch clips and shorts online now, and find out more about what’s happening in your country.
After November, the documentaries will be available to everyone online and we’ll begin an outreach programme, building on the momentum from broadcast.
http://whypoverty.net/en_GB/
Watch the films here
http://whypoverty.net/en_GB/videos
You can find out when to watch on TV in your country, or come back to see full-length versions of the documentaries online after broadcast.
http://whypoverty.net/en_GB/whentowatch

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