The NWT Network and the NWT Seniors’ Society Board of Directors is excited to announce our Five Year Strategy for the Northwest Territories was approved by the NWT Network in November 2015.
The report is the product of the NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults, a collection of 73 individuals and agency members from government, NGO, First Nations and community organizations across the territory.
“Our strategy recognizes that abuse of older adults requires sustained attention by all community members and solid commitment and priority from governments to work in partnership to prevent and respond to the abuse of older adults.”
– Leon Peterson, President, NWT Seniors’ Society
The four strategic priorities: Public Engagement, Community Responses, Education and Training, and Policy and Legislation outline 20 specific actions aimed at achieving the Network’s vision of all older adults living in safe, caring communities where there is zero tolerance of abuse (see the Strategic Priorities & Action Items for a summarized list of the recommended priorities and actions).
Also, check out the Northern Journal’s coverage of the Strategy’s release here!