The Territorial Anti-Poverty Initiative is guided by Building on the Strengths of Northerners; A Strategic Framework toward the Elimination of Poverty in the NWT, published in June 2013.
The Strategic Framework outlines the five priorities areas set by Aboriginal Governments, NGOs, communities, members of the No Place for Poverty Coalition, and the GNWT:
Through these five Pillars, organizations and sectors across NWT are working to reduce and eliminate poverty through their own action plans and projects. For a detailed look at how these projects and plans work together, see the Anti-Poverty Strategy logic model or visit our 2014-2015 Project Map showing where activities took place.
To help monitor activities and track our collective progress, the GNWT is creating a set of performance measures for the Anti-Poverty Strategy. Check them out here, and send us your thoughts at TAPAP@gov.nt.ca.
Important Dates in the Anti-Poverty Initiative
- In June 2013, Building on the Strengths of Northerners: A Strategic Framework Toward the Elimination of Poverty in NWT was tabled in the Legislative Assembly
- In November 2013, the GNWT hosted the first Territorial Anti-Poverty Round Table
- In February 2014, the GNWT released the GNWT Anti-Poverty Action Plan
- In March 2014, the Anti-Poverty Ministerial Advisory Committee was established
- In April 2014 the Anti-Poverty Fund was established to distribute $500,000 to community and regionally based projects annually
- In August 2014, 14 Anti-Poverty projects received funding from the Anti-Poverty Fund
- In December 2014, the GNWT hosted the second Annual Territorial Anti-Poverty Round Table
- In April 2015, 15 Anti-Poverty projects were approved for funding from the Anti-Poverty Fund
- In May 2015, the Anti-Poverty Advisory Committee released the Working Together; An Action Plan to Reduce and Eliminate Poverty in the Northwest Territories
- Currently, the Anti-Poverty Initiative is supported by leaders in Aboriginal Governments, NGOs, and communities across NWT, as well as by the GNWT through the Department of Health and Social Services