The Northwest Territories government announces measures to support individuals, families, communities and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- N.W.T. declares public health emergency. Read more
- Introduction of new care options to maintain access while increasing social distancing. Read more
- New temporary regulation allows tenants to defer their rent with landlord’s knowledge. Read more
- Public health emergency and state of emergency extended. Read more
- Changes to the Income Assistance and Seniors Benefits programs to help residents and their families. Read more
- Launch of new Service NWT COVID Support Line. Read more
- Rent Supplement Program enhanced to support residents. Read more
- $5.1 million for temporary child care initiatives that will support parents providing essential services. Read more
- Expanded supports for individuals facing homelessness. Read more
- Income assistance exemptions for residents and students. Read more
- Launch of unified COVID-19 response website. Read more
- $6.2 million to temporarily top up wages for workers making less than $18 per hour. Read more
- Extension of Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency. Read more
No updates for June 2020.
- Extension of economic relief measures, resulting in $5.751 million in support for NWT residents and businesses. Read more
- Extension to income assistance COVID-19 relief measures. Read more
- Launch of COVID-19 data dashboard, an interactive, visual tool. Read more
- Extension of wage top-up program for low-income workers. Read more
- New grants available for all post-secondary students accessing full-time Student Financial Assistance (SFA) benefits in the 2020–2021 academic year. Read more
No updates for September 2020.
- Over $12.2 million in top-up Safe Restart federal funding for the Northwest Territories. Read more
- $12.3 million in new funding to support schools with the extra costs incurred as a result of responding to the pandemic. Read more
No updates for November 2020.
- Federal funding of $30.7 million to support pandemic services to protect residents. Read more
- Release of the Social Indicators COVID-19 Pandemic report that examines potential social impacts of COVID-19 protective health measures. Read more