Social Development

About

The Standing Committee on Social Development shall consider the following matters with respect to the Departments of Education, Culture and Employment; Health and Social Services; Justice (Solicitor General); and Housing Northwest Territories:

  1. Review multi-year business plans and budgets, bills, boards and agencies, including the Status of Women Council and programs for seniors, youth, and persons with disabilities;
  2. Review departmental performance, including that of boards and agencies;
  3. Shall consider issues related to social, cultural and justice policy;
  4. Shall consider issues related to mental health and addictions;
  5. Shall consider issues related to sport and recreation;
  6. Shall consider issues related to housing and homelessness; and
  7. Shall consider any other matter referred by the House.

Background

The Standing Committee on Social Development consists of no more then 6 Regular Members and 3 Regular Member alternates.

How to Provide Feedback

  • Written Submissions: A letter sent to the Committee containing your thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and comments.
    • (Note: These are considered public documents unless marked as confidential.)
  • Oral Comments: Speaking with the Committee in person (or virtually).

Contact

To send written submissions, arrange to provide oral comments, or for more information on any Committee business, please email the Committee Clerk at @email.

 

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News Releases

(YELLOWKNIFE) Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – The Standing Committee on Social Development has formally requested the Minister of Health and Social Services to pause the rollout of changes to the Extended...
Members of the Legislative Assembly on the Standing Committee on Social Development warmly invite members of the public and media to participate in their review of Bill 2: Missing Persons Act at the...
YELLOWKNIFE (Wednesday, March 29, 2023) – On March 9, 2023, the Standing Committee on Social Development (Committee), presented the report Homeless Prevention: Supporting Pathways to Housing NWT...
YELLOWKNIFE (Monday, March 27, 2023) – Today, the Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Ms. Caitlin Cleveland, read its report Strengthening Community Supports, Lifting Youth Voices...
YELLOWKNIFE (October 31, 2022) – Today, a Motion that directs the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to prioritize implementing immediate suicide prevention strategies throughout the...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – Today, the Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Caitlin Cleveland, read its report titled “ Lifting Children, Youth and Families: An All of...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Monday, March 28, 2022 – The Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Caitlin Cleveland, is seeking an extension of their review period to allow further consideration of Bill...
YELLOWKNIFE (Wednesday, June 2, 2021) – Today, the Standing Committee on Social Development reported progress on its review of housing in the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – A motion that directs the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to prioritize the problematic issue of housing in the Territory was carried by...
(Yellowknife, NT) September 10, 2020 -- The Standing Committee on Social Development met in Hay River from August 17th to 19th, 2020, hosted by Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson. In each Assembly...
YELLOWKNIFE (March 6, 2020) - On April 1, 2020 the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Canada and officials from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) will be appearing before...

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Tune in as the Social Development Committee receives a public briefing from the Minister of Health and Social Services, Honourable Lesa Semmler, on Systemic Racism in the Health System. The public and media can attend as observers or follow online at www.ntassembly.ca, the Assembly’s Facebook, or...
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Det’anchogh Kų́é, Eagle Room
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Tune in as the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment receives a public presentation from the NWT/NU Chamber of Mines on the Regulatory Framework. The public and media can attend as observers or follow online at www.ntassembly.ca, the Assembly’s Facebook, or YouTube.
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Det’anchogh Kų́é, Eagle Room