The GNWT has created the Community Suicide Prevention Fund, a new initiative supporting community-based suicide prevention activities across the territory.
$225,000 will be awarded annually to develop and deliver culturally safe and appropriate programs by increasing community wellness and reducing stigma.
Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services says creating this Suicide Prevention Fund will support HSS as they work to reduce the high rate of suicide in the NWT.
“The Fund will also help us increase the number and variety of culturally respectful and community-based mental health programs for the residents of the NWT,” she added.
NWT government organizations may apply, but priority will be given to Indigenous Governments; Non-governmental Indigenous Community Organizations; and Non-government organizations that can demonstrate partnership or support from an Indigenous or community governing authority.
Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and will be accepted until all funds are allocated.
A maximum of $45,000 per project is available per community. Multi-year projects will not be considered.