NWTHRC Community Initiative Funding

The NWT Human Rights Commission has a small fund dedicated to community initiatives that support human rights.  Some community groups that have received this funding include: The Best Buddies Program at École St. Patrick High School which provides volunteer, leadership and mentorship opportunities for all students. Best Buddies meets as a group in an inclusive … Read more

10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

August 9th marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It embodies global consensus on the rights of indigenous peoples and establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for their … Read more

NWT Human Rights Commission Applauds Changes to Vital Statistics Act

The Government of the Northwest Territories introduced two important changes to the Vital Statistics Act (VSA) that promote inclusion and respect. The Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission is pleased to see changes that will have a positive effect on Indigenous and LGBTQ+ residents. Changes will allow Indigenous people to register a single traditional name based … Read more

Grants for Improving Accessibility

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides grants to organizations, businesses, community organisations, small municipalities, Indigenous organisations, and territorial governments in order to improve accessibility and/or safety for people with disabilities by supporting the capital costs of renovation, construction and/or retrofit activities and the provision of accessible technologies in workplaces and communities across Canada. Eligible Grant Recipients not-for-profit … Read more