Taking action against poverty.

The Government of the Northwest Territories is investing in local projects to help reduce poverty. 43 projects will receive funding under the 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund this year. The Anti-Poverty Fund amounts to just over $1 million and will go to projects led by community and Indigenous organizations.

Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced the recipients this week. In a statement, Minister Abernethy spoke about how the Fund can be an example of the GNWT’s commitment to fighting poverty in the territory.

Investing $1 million directly into our communities for projects that will help reduce poverty in our communities is a concrete example of our government’s commitment to work collaboratively with community organizations, Indigenous and community governments and other partners to advance the Territorial Anti-Poverty Action Plan.

All of the projects have a goal to overcome the causes of poverty, and aim to encourage community participation and facilitate partnerships.

The 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund awards range between $5 000 – $50 000.