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Creating Safe Communities Strategy Released

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2015537 Views

The NWT Network and the NWT Seniors’ Society Board of Directors is excited to announce that a draft of our Creating Safe Communities for Older Adults: A Five Year Strategy for the Northwest Territories 2015-2020. A final report will be reviewed by the Board of Directors in December before going to the Minister Responsible for Seniors for further review.

Released on September 10 at the NWT Seniors’ Society AGM in Fort Smith, 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!


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