About Us

Welcome to Inclusion NWT

We support people with intellectual and other disabilities and their families, across their lifetime. We are here to help them live meaningful lives and be active in all aspects of community life.

We are a non-profit charitable organization and are part of Inclusion Canada, a national federation of more than 400 provincial, territorial and community partners.

  • Supported Living, including independent living
  • Employment Services/EmployABILITY
  • Literacy Classes and Community Programs
  • Family, Children and Teen Activities, and Advocacy
  • Respite Services
  • Skills Training and Employment Development
  • FASD Support Services

Our Mission

To help those with intellectual disabilities and their families to live meaningful lives in supportive communities.

The mission is carried out by:

  • Direct services to clients
  • Public awareness and education
  • Advocacy
  • Mutually supportive partnerships with other organizations
  • Consultation services to other organizations and interest groups throughout the NWT
  • Research into intellectual disabilities and related matters

Inclusion NWT provides services in seven different programming areas including EmployABILITYFamily ProjectFASD Services, Literacy Outreach Centre, Respite, Supported Living and Skills Training & Community Inclusion.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of elected members who are responsible for establishing the Association’s policies and overall direction. They are also members of Facility, Communications, Fundraising and Policy and Governance Committees.

  • Ben Russo – President
  • Pooja Chugh  – Vice President
  • Catherine Fairbairn – Secretary
  • Chris Cahoon – Treasurer
  • Directors
    Tony Florio
    Esther Rowe
    Karen Lajoie
    Bri Krekoski
    Pamela Weeks-Beaton

How Can I Help?

Fund Us – Your donations make a difference!

We are a registered charitable organization and can provide charitable tax receipts for any donations made. If you have goods or services to donate to the Association, please contact us.

Hire Us – Let us help you!


EmployABILITY provides employment support to individuals who self-identify as having a disability. EmployABILITY works with the Yellowknife business community to create training and job opportunities and to promote disability awareness encouraging diversity in the workforce. The program continues its assistance to employees and employers once employment is established.

Skills Training & Community Inclusion

Our Skills Training and Community Inclusion Service provides job training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities while enhancing their life skills development and literacy skills.

The Business Services Team
The Business Services Team offers business services to companies, organizations, government offices and the public.

  • Recycling pick-up
  • Courier delivery
  • Mail preparation
  • Poster distribution
  • Document shredding
  • Special projects (such as assembling luggage tags, removing embroidered stitching, fixing promotional stickers to products and assembling conference info packages

All income generated through the program is paid in wages to the individuals providing the service

Service Volunteers

Volunteers can provide support directly to our organization by contributing their time and talents. Some types of service activities include: client engagement, local fundraising, organizational support, construction, repairs and maintenance.
To become a volunteer, we request that you fill out and submit a volunteer application form with a copy of your resume and a police background check. We will invite you in for an interview to discuss how you can best serve our organization.

Support Groups

If you have a talent, skill or presentation you would like to contribute to our Peer Support Group (For older youth and adults affected by FASD), the YaY Fusion! Group (Youth aged 13 to 21 who have special needs) or the Young Adult Group, please contact us to make arrangements.

Wheelchair Rental
Inclusion NWT has a new wheelchair available for short-term rental to Yellowknife residents.
The chair is available for one or two weeks at a time. (Payment to the Association by donation!)
You may wish to rent the chair if you have a family member recovering from surgery or a visiting relative with mobility obstacles, for example.
For more info, please call 920-2644 or email info@InclusionNWT.ca.

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