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N.W.T. wants to contract an Indigenous-led treatment facility, but none are bidding for the work – CBC

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by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202332 Views

Mar 23, 2023

The territory received proposals from two facilities, but neither met its criteria for Indigenous-led services

The N.W.T. government’s search for an addiction treatment facility with Indigenous-led programing isn’t going well.

The territory’s Health and Social Services Department was taking proposals from facilities it could work with early in the year, but the contract opportunity closed on Feb. 1 and none of the proposals met the territory’s criteria.

Two organizations posted bids for the contract: Glonan Support Services based in Alberta and EHN Canada which operates treatment centres in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Jeremy Bird, a spokesperson for the department, said neither proposal met the territory’s criteria because they were not Indigenous facilities, and one of them was not accredited.

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