About Us

Welcome to Inclusion NWT

We support people with intellectual and learning 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.

Our service areas include:

  • Supported Living
  • Skills Training and Community Inclusion
  • Employment Services & EmployABILITY
  • Respite & Personal Supports
  • Literacy Outreach Centre
  • Family and Community Services
  • Outreach Support Services for individuals with disabilities
We are a non-profit charitable organization and are part of Inclusion Canada, a national federation of more than 300 provincial, territorial and community partners.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission – Meaningful Lives,  Inclusive Communities  

Vision – Enabling persons with disabilities, and their families, to lead independent, meaningful and inclusive lives on the principles of respect, dignity, equality, diversity, justice and self-determination. 

We carry out our mission through:

  • Research into intellectual disabilities and related matters
  • Direct services to clients
  • Advocacy
  • Public awareness and education
  • Developing mutually supportive partnerships with other organizations
  • Providing consultation services to other organizations and interest groups
Our Beliefs 
Inclusion NWT is guided by the following beliefs:
  • All people are entitled to respect 
  • All people have inherent dignity
  • All people have the right to make major life decisions and the decisions are honored and supported
  • All people have equal worth
  • All people have the growth and and expression
  • Every person has the right to be nourished physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually  

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of elected members who are responsible for establishing the Association’s policies and overall direction. They carry out this work as a full board and through committees.

  • Catherine Fairbairn – President
  • Mike Burns – Vice-President
  • Christine Macdonald – Secretary
  • Chris Cahoon – Treasurer
  • Tony Florio – Director
  • Esther Rowe – Director
  • Delarey Beaton –  Director
  • Morgan Moffitt – Director
  • Kathy Lovatt – Director
  • Beth Collinson- Director

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. Just click on the donate button on our home page or contact us. If you have goods or services to donate to the Association, please contact us.

Hire Us – Let us help you!

Offer part-time or full-time work in your business or organization for a person with a disability

Our EmployABILITY service will help connect individuals with your opportunity. We will work with you and the new employee to make sure the supports are in place to make it a win-win situation for both employer and employee, at the time of hire and beyond as needed.

Let our team help with a one time or regular project

Through our Skills Training and Supported Employment Service’s Business Services Team and the Odd Job Squad, we offer a wide range of project-type services that give paid work and training opportunities for adults with disabilities. Participants are paid for the work they do, at more than minimum wage. 

The Business Services Team
The 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, attaching promotional stickers to products and assembling conference information packages

The Odd Job Squad
The Odd Job Squad workers are those with disabilities who are un- or under-employed. The Squad does a variety of ‘odd jobs’ including (but not limited to):

  • Lawn care
  • Snow shoveling
  • Dump runs
  • Moving an item or two
  • Laying gravel
  • Yard clean-up
  • Sorry but no pet-waste pick-up

volunteer with US – Help with your energy and talents

Volunteers can provide support directly to our organization by contributing their time and talents. Our Board committees include volunteer members who help with committee work.  Volunteers also share their skills in activities with our various client and family groups.

To become a volunteer, we request that you fill out and submit a volunteer application form with a copy of your resume. We will contact you to discuss how you can best support Inclusion NWT. Depending on what kind of volunteering you will be doing, we may request a criminal record check (vulnerable sector). 

If you have a talent, skill or presentation you would like to share with the YaY Fusion! Groups (teens and young adults) or the parent/caregiver group, please contact us to share your ideas.

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