Anti-Poverty Fund

The annual Anti-Poverty Fund distributes $1,750,000 to help eligible organizations and community and Indigenous governments to support their poverty reduction initiatives.

2021-2022 Funding Recipients

Region

Organization

Project

Funding

NWT Wide

NWT Seniors Society/Alternative North Living Wage Calculation 2021 $ 12,000
Arctic Energy Alliance

Low Income Home Winterization Project

$ 42,000

Food First Foundation Support for School Food Programs Across the NWT $ 60,000
MakeWay Charitable Society - Northern Youth Leadership Leadership on the Land $ 40,000
NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Supporting Wellbeing

$ 40,000
FOXY SMASH: Reducing Poverty & Improving Social Outcomes Through Education $ 30,000

Yellowknife

CDETNO Dress to Impress $ 20,000
MakeWay Charitable Society - Dene Nahjo Dene Nahjo's 5th Annual Urban Hide Camp $ 40,000
Ecology North Ecology North School Garden Program $ 15,000
Food Rescue Yellowknife Operations and Maintenance of Food Rescue Yellowknife

$ 10,000

Rainbow Coalition Qmunity Camp NWT $ 25,000
The SideDoor Ministries Key Worker- Youth in Transition, Transitional Housing $ 40,000
Yellowknife Farmer's Market "Pay It Forward" Program $ 11,500
Yellowknife Women's Society Rapid Rehousing Program  $ 40,000
Yellowknives Dene First Nation Food Sustainability for the YKDFN People $ 47,700
YWCA Rapid Rehousing Program for Families at Risk of Homelessness

$ 40,000

North Slave

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Territories 

Poverty Reduction through Affordable Home Ownership

$ 50,000
Tłı̨chǫ Government Home Exterior Painting Project $ 50,000
Tłı̨chǫ Government Behchokǫ̀  Healing Families On-The-Lands Program $60,000
Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨a Ts’ı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ (TLTK)

First Responders Curriculum Development and Training for Elder's Health and Wellness

$40,000
Tłı̨chǫ Government Annual Whatı̀ Trip Around the Lake

$40,000

Community Government of Whatı̀ Art and Craft Evenings for Youth $5,600
Tłı̨chǫ Government

Gamètì Healing Families On-The-Lands

$30,000
Tłı̨chǫ Government Wekweètı̀ Healing Families On-The-Lands $25,000

South Slave

Family Support Centre Transitional Extended Stay Program $26,000
Hay River Soup Kitchen Healthy Nutrition for families/Food Bank $50,000
Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities LEAP - Life Skills, Employment Action Program $50,000
Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre 2021-2022 Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre - Programs $50,000
West Point First Nation "From All Directions" - A WPFN Anti-Poverty Initiative $21,500
Ka-a-gee Tu First Nation Building Safe Housing, Skills, and Well-being in Kakisa $34,000

Beaufort Delta

Children First Society Supporting Young Children and Their Families $30,000
Great Northern Arts Festival Youth and Adult Creative Arts Outreach $34,000
Gwich'in Tribal Council Parent-to-Parent Relationships on the Land: A Foundation for Community-led Aftercare

$60,000

Inuvik Community Greenhouse Year Round Veggie Box $35,000
Inuvik Youth Centre Inuvik Youth Centre Drop-in Services $35,000
Aklavik Community Corporation Supporting Families in Need $5,000
Incorporated Hamlet of Sachs Harbour Food for People in Poverty $15,000
Incorporated Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Keeping Families Healthy $34,340

Dehcho

Deh Cho Friendship Centre Deh Cho Friendship Centre Programs $15,960
Liidlii Kue First Nation Soup Kitchen and Homelessness Support $30,000

Acho Dene Koe First Nation

Brown Bag Lunch Kitchen $45,000
Jean Marie River First Nation Blazing Pathways to Food Security in Jean Marie River $67,200
Pehdzeh Ki First Nation PKFN Anti-Poverty $20,000

Sahtu

Deline Got'ine Government Dene Bere (Traditional Foods) Program $60,000
Fort Good Hope Renewable Resources Council Monthly Farmers Market in Fort Good Hope $40,000
K'asho Got'ine Housing Society Kádúyı́le Men’s Group Home and Supported Living $50,000
Norman Wells Land Corp Elders' Meals Assistance in Norman Wells $40,000
Town of Norman Wells

After School Program

$8,400
Town of Norman Wells Norman Wells Food Pantry $4,800
Incorporated Hamlet of Tulita Developing Food Security $15,000
Other NWT Literacy Council Canada Learning Bond $45,000
TBD How-to Video $15,000

TOTAL

$1,750,000.00

2020-2021 Funding Recipients

Region

Organization

Project

Funding

NWT Wide

Northern Youth Leadership

Northern Youth Leadership Land Camps

$40,000
Food First Foundation Food First Foundation $75,000

Arctic Energy Alliance

Low Income Home Winterization and Efficiency $42,000

Yellowknife

Yellowknife Women's Society & Centre for Northern Families Rapid Rehousing Program $62,000
SideDoor HOME4U - Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing $50,000
YWCA Preventing Poverty and Homelessness for Families through Integrated Case Management $61,600

CDETNO

Dress to Impress

$4,900
Food Rescue Food Rescue $17,500

North Slave

Tłı̨chǫ Government

Preserving and Revitalizing the Tłı̨chǫ Traditional Culture $60,000
Tłįchǫ Łeagia Ts’įįlį Kǫ Behchokǫ̀ Youth Needs Assessment and Poverty Prevention Strategy $30,000
Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation Denechanie: Multi-site Development for On the Land Programming $40,000

South Slave

The Family Support Centre Transitional Extended Stay Program $24,000
Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre $40,000
Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities Life Skills, Employment Action Program $60,000
Hay River Métis Government Council Reconnecting with the Land – Traditional Foods $30,000
Kátł’odeeche First Nation Reducing poverty in our community $26,000

Beaufort Delta

Gwichya Gwich'in Council Gwichya Gwich'in Keep Positive $30,000
Inuvik Youth Centre Inuvik Youth Centre $35,000
Inuvik Native Band Soup kitchen $15,000
Children First Society Supporting Young Children and Their Families $30,000
Aklavik Community Corp Breakfast & Snack Program $5,000
Aklavik Hunter and Trappers Committee Community Harvest and Teaching Traditional Knowledge $19,000
Hamlet of Fort McPherson Fort McPherson Food Bank $25,000
Tetlit Gwich'in Council Tetlit Zheh Transient Project $40,000
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk Community Bonding $40,000

Dehcho

Łı́ı́dlı̨́ı̨́ Kų́ę́ First Nation Soup Kitchen and Homelessness Support $30,000
Dehcho Friendship Centre Dehcho Friendship Centre $18,000

Sahtu

Norman Wells Land Corporation Elders Meal Assistance $50,000

TOTAL

$1,000,000.00

2019-2020 Funding Recipients

Region

Organization

Project

Purpose

Funding

NWT Wide

FOXY

SMASH Sexual & Mental Health
Education Workshops

Mental Wellness
Youth

$25,000.00

Tides Canada
Northern Youth Leadership

Land to Life: A Northern Youth
Wellness Initiative

Mental Wellness
Youth
On-the-Land
TK

$20,000.00

Foster Family Coalition
of the NWT

Sleeping Cabins Rebuild
at Camp Connections

Youth
On-the-Land

$20,000.00

Dene Nahjo

Rites of Passage Project
Envisioning Gathering

Wellness
On-the-Land
TK

$35,000.00

Ecology North

School Garden Program

Food Security
Children & youth

$10,000.00

Dene Nation

Sustainable Communities: Sustainable Culture
from Elders to Youth

Wellness
On-the-Land
TK

$20,000.00

Food First Foundation

Taste Maker Cooking and
Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition education
Youth

$20,000.00

Native Women's Association

Conquering Poverty through
Compassion and Deliberate Action

Education

$30,000.00

Arctic Energy Alliance

Low Income Home Winterization Project

Housing & homelessness

$41,900.00

Yellowknife

YWCA

Food Security and Family Meals

Food Security

$30,000.00

Food Rescue
Yellowknife

Driver and Site Manager Costs
1YR

Food Security

$20,000.00

Yellowknife Women's
Society

Rapid Rehousing Project

Housing & homelessness
Integrated Continuum of Services

$40,000.00

NWT Disabilities Council

Balanced Breakfast Program

Food Security

$15,000.00

Food Rescue
Yellowknife

History and How to Guide

Food Security

$10,000.00

Yellowknives Dene
First Nation

Community Support Program

Wellness
Elders

$30,000.00

CDETNO

Dress to Impress

Employment

$8,000.00

Yellowknife Farmers
Market

YKFM Pay It Forward Program

Food Security
Social Inclusion

$10,000.00

North Slave

Tłı̨chǫ Government

Preserving and Revitalize
the Tłı̨chǫ Culture

Wellness
On-the-Land
TK

$50,000.00

Community Government
of Whatì

Community Breakfast Program

Food Security

$7,000.00

South Slave

Fort Smith Daycare Society

Fort Smtih Daycare

Early Childhood Development

$5,000.00

Hay River Metis
Government Council

Reconnecting With the
Land-Tradition Food

Food Security
On-the-land
TK

$30,000.00

The Soup Kitchen

Healthy Nutrition For All

Food Security

$25,000.00

Hay River Committee for
Persons with Disabilities

LEAP- Life Skills,
Employment Action Program

Training & employment
Housing
Food Security
Social Inclusion
Integrated Continuum of Services

$50,000.00

Dene Wellness Centre
KFN

Connecting and Supporting
Part 1

Wellness

$25,000.00

Northern Farm
Training Institute

From-the-Land Cooking Classes
and Pop-up Cafes

Food Security
Training & employment

$15,000.00

Beaufort Delta

Aklavik Community
Corporation

Traditional Activities

Food Security
On-the-Land
TK

$20,000.00

Aklavik Community
Corporation

Breakfast and Snack Program

Food Security

$10,000.00

Ehdiitat Gwich'in
Council

Aklavik Anti-Poverty Initiative

Food Security

$15,000.00

Tetlit Gwich'in
Council

Tetlit Zheh Anti-Poverty Project

Food Security

$30,000.00

Tuk Comm Corp. Aimayunga
Women & Emergency
Foster Care Shelter

Healthy Food Drive

Food Security

$7,500.00

Inuvik Community Corp

Family Traditional Skills
Land Program

Food Security
On-the-Land
TK

$10,000.00

Ulukhaktok Community Corp

Sealing Camp

Food Security
On-the-Land
TK
Youth

$10,000.00

Hamlet of Aklavik

Community Wellness

Food Security

$10,000.00

Inuvik Emergency
Warming Centre

Inuvik Emergency Warming Centre

Housing & homelessness
Integrated Continuum of Services

$50,000.00

Hamlet of Sachs Harbour

Food for People in Poverty

Food Security

$10,000.00

Children First Society

Supporting Young Children
and Their Families

Early Childhood Development

$30,000.00

Community Garden
Society of Inuvik

Food Fit Program 2019

Wellness
Food Security

$20,000.00

Gwich'in Tribal Council

Healthy Community Project

Food Security
On-the-Land
TK

$15,000.00

RC Church

Food Bank

Food Security

$10,600.00

Dehcho

Acho Dene Koe
First Nation

Lunch Kitchen

Food Security

$20,000.00

Pehdzeh Ki
First Nation

Poverty is Real - Even in
Small Communities

On-the-Land
TK
Food Security
Housing & homelessness
Training & employment

$20,000.00

Sambaa K'e
First Nation

Wellness for Men:
Reaching our Potential

Wellness

$20,000.00

Nahanni Butte
Dene Band

2019/20 Anti Poverty

Food Security

$10,000.00

Sahtu

Norman Wells
Land Corp

Elder's Meal Assistance
in Norman Wells

Food Security
Elders

$20,000.00

K'asho Got'ine
Housing Society

Supporting Men's Wellness
in Fort Good
Hope through Integrated Case Management

Wellness
On-the-Land & TK
Integrated Continuum of Services
Housing & Homelessness

$25,000.00

Deline Gotine
Government

Out on the Land

On-the-Land
TK
Food Security

$25,000.00

Behdzi Ah'da
First Nation

Youth Supporting Elders

Housing & Homelessness
Elders
Youth

$20,000.00

TOTAL

$1,000,000.00

2018-2019 Funding Recipients

Organization

Project

Funding

Behchokǫ̀ RCMP/Behchokǫ̀ Community Government

Behchokǫ̀ Emergency Warming Society

$20,000.00

Aklavik Community Corporation

Aklavik Traditional Activities

$10,000.00

Inuvik Community Corporation

Family Traditional Activities

$10,000.00

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

Project Jewel

$20,000.00

Aklavik Community Corporation

Breakfast and Snack Program

$6,000.00

Community Government of Gamètı̀

Growing Gamètı̀ Wellness (food Supplies)

$25,000.00

Inuvik Emergency Warming Centre Society

Inuvik Emergency Warming Shelter

$50,000.00

Norman Wells Lands Corporation

Elders' Meal Assistance in Norman Wells

$25,000.00

YWCA NWT

Housing, Food, and Families First Project

$25,000.00

FOXY

SMASH School-based Workshops

$25,000.00

Food First Foundation

School Snack and Breakfast Program and Support and Improvement

$25,000.00

Hamlet of Aklavik

Community Wellness

$20,000.00

Hamlet of Tulita

Developing Food Security

$10,000.00

Hamlet of Ulukhaktok

Day shelter

$20,000.00

Nihtat Gwich'in Council

Nihtat Gwich'in Anti-Poverty Project

$20,000.00

Sambaa K'e First Nation

Soup Kitchen

$10,000.00

Tetlit Gwich'in Council

Tetlit Zheh Anti-Poverty Project

$10,000.00

Yellowknife Women's Society

Rapid Rehousing Project

$40,000.00

Aimayunga Women's Shelter

Healthy Foods Drive

$7,500.00

Aklavik Indian Band

Aklavik Food Bank

$10,000.00

CDETNO

Dress to Impress

$10,000.00

City of Yellowknife

Housing First

$50,000.00

Deh Cho Friendship Centre

DCFC Community Helper Program

$10,000.00

Délı̨ne Got'ine Government

Community Wellness Project

$25,000.00

Family Support Centre

Transitional Extended Stay Program

$60,000.00

Food Rescue Yellowknife

Driver and Site Manager

$20,000.00

Gwich'in Tribal Council

Community Hunts and Luncheons

$20,000.00

Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Life-Skills, Employment Action Program

$60,000.00

Hay River Soup Kitchen/Food Bank Providing More Nutritious Items in Meals and Hampers $25,000.00
Inuvik Native Band Family Support and food development $7,000.00
Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre On the Land Traditional Skills and Healthy Living Activities $15,000.00
Inuvik Youth Centre Society Inuvik Youth Centre Drop-in $35,000.00
Katlodeeche First Nation Reducing Poverty in our community $20,000.00
Northern Farm Training Institute Raising Chickens and From-the-land Cooking Classes $15,000.00
Pedhzeh Ki First Nation Fighting Poverty $10,000.00
The Salvation Army Healthy Eating $20,000.00
The Salvation Army Welcome Kits - Affordable Housing $5,000.00
SideDoor Home for Youth: Homelessness (Eviction) Prevention - A Housing $50,000.00
Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre FOCUS Project $15,000.00
Tides Canada Initiatives Society Northern Youth Leadership Land Camps $25,000.00
Tłı̨chǫ Government Dene Warriors Program $30,000.00
Uncle Gabe's Friendship Centre Intergenerational Empowerment Project $52,000.00
Yellowknife Farmers' Market Yellowknife Community Supported Agriculture Supper Clubs $7,500.00
Yellowknives Dene First Nation Dettah Community Greenhouse Project Phase II $25,000.00

TOTAL

$1,000,000.00

Interested in applying for the Anti-Poverty Fund?

For ideas and information on what others are doing, please email Anti-Poverty@gov.nt.ca .