Information Bites – Volume 1, Edition 1 – Guardianship
Information Bites – Volume 1, Edition 2 – RDSP
Information Bites – Volume 1, Edition 3 – Speech-Language Pathology
Information Bites – Volume 1, Edition 4 – Advocacy
Information Bites – Volume 1, Edition 5 – Access 2 Entertainment
Information Bites – Volume 2, Edition 1 – Disability Travel Card
Information Bites – Volume 2, Edition 2 – UN Convention
Information Bites – Volume 2, Edition 3 – Income Assistance
Information Bites – Volume 2, Edition 4 – Helpful Strategies When Raising a Child with FASD
Information Bites – Volume 2, Edition 5 – Human Rights and Reasonable Accommodation
Information Bites…Volume 3 Edition 1 – Assistive Technology.pdf
Information Bites…Volume 3 Edition 2 – Nurturing Self-Determination.pdf
Information Bites…Volume 3 Edition 3 – Siblings of Children with a Disability.pdf
Information Bites…Volume 3 Edition 4 – Transitions for Teens with Special Needs.pdf
Information Bites…Volume 3 Edition 5 – My child has just been diagnosed.pdf
Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living
Phone: (902) 439-4607
NWT Resources – Non-Government
Alison McAteer House
Phone: (867) 873-8257
YWCA crisis shelter offering a safe place for abused women and children and support and counseling programs.
Phone: (867) 446-0985
The NWT Autism Society envisions families and individuals, living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), achieving their full potential within their home community.
We achieve this vision through; advocacy and empowerment; educational resources and system navigation and promoting safety/awareness for the individual, family and community.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Yellowknife Branch
Phone: (867) 863-3344
Volunteer-run support group. Promotion of public awareness and promotion of self-help among the hard of hearing.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Phone: (780) 488-4871
A world of independence and equality for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Centre for Northern Families
Phone: (867) 873-2566
Emergency housing, advocacy, pre/postnatal program, family support program, drop-in clothes depot, support counselling.
Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
Phone: (867) 766-3326
Toll free: 1-866-233-0136
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is a unified voice, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth in care by supporting foster families’ well being. They provide support for foster families through support groups, newsletters, recreational activities, resources and advocacy.
NWT Disabilities Council
Phone: (867) 873-8230
Toll Free: 1-800-491-8885
All individuals have the opportunity and access toward the achievement of their full potential.
To bring our vision to reality, we educate, advocate and support to enable self-Determination for all individuals with disabilities.
NWT Human Rights Commission
Phone: (867) 669-5575
Toll Free: 1-888-669-5575
An independent agency that administers the NWT Human Rights Act and deals with complaints of discrimination.
The Salvation Army Yellowknife
Phone: (867) 920-4673
The Salvation Army provides direct, compassionate, hands-on service and restores hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society.
Unlimited Potential Community Services – Territorial Treatment Centre
Phone: (867) 920-4626
Residential treatment, crisis intervention, assessment for children experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.
Yellowknife Seniors’ Society
Phone: (867) 873-9475
The Society offers social, recreational and educational programs for Seniors six days a week, at the Baker Centre and at other locations in Yellowknife. They also provide up to date information of interest to Yellowknife Seniors (50+) and their families
NWT Resources – Government
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Phone: 867-767-9090 ext. 40000
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority administer the design and delivery of territorial health and social service programs, along with operation of territorial facilities. It will be responsible for clinical and professional leadership and physician services, among others.
Office of the Public Guardian, GNWT Health and Social Services Dept.
Phone: (867) 767-9155 ext. 49460
Facilitates the court appointment of a family member, friend or the Public Guardian to make decisions for people who are unable to.
Office of the Public Trustee, GNWT Dept. of Justice
Phone: (867) 767-9252
Handles financial affairs of a person deemed incapable by a doctor under the Mental Health Act, or by the Supreme Court under the Guardianship and Trusteeship Act.
Stanton Territorial Health Authority
Main switchboard: 867 669-4111
Occupational Therapy: (867) 669-4340
Speech Therapy: (867) 669-3130
Administer the Stanton Territorial Hospital, the major referral centre for the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.
Tlicho Community Services Agency
Phone: (867) 392-3000
Deliver child and family services, education and health programs and services in the four NWT communities of Behchokǫ̀, Gamètì, Whatì and Wekweètì.
Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority
Phone: (867) 767-9095
Family Counselling/Child and Family Services: (867) 767-9061
Counselling Services: (867) 765-7715
Healthy Family Program: (867) 767-9118
Homecare: (867) 767-9222
Mental Health: (867) 767-9110
Serves Yellowknife, NDilo, Dettah, Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution.
Phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
AddictionResource.com is a volunteer-run organization that focuses on providing accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information regarding substance addiction.
Canada Benefits Finder
Answers questions and provides a personalized list of benefits for which you may be eligible.
Canadian Disability Resources
Programs, services and contacts across Canada. Undertaken by Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments.
Includes disability pensions and children’s benefits, savings plans and a gasoline tax refund program.
Easter Seals Canada – Access 2 Card Program
The Access 2 card program allows persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres, as well as to ensure other entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities are more available to all across Canada.
Easter Seals Canada – Disability Travel Card
The Easter Seals and March of Dimes National Council offer reduced fare tickets allowing persons with permanent disabilities to travel with an attendant on the lines of participating Motor Coach Companies and Via Rail at reduced rates.
Geneva Centre for Autism
Phone: (416) 322-7877
Geneva Centre for Autism offers comprehensive education and training services which enable parents and professionals to become effective interveners and advocates for people with ASD.
App that provides first responders and medical personnel with actionable information quickly and effectively for more needs-concious, patient-centered medical care for individuals with autism.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
People First of Canada
Phone: (204) 784-7362
Exists to support people who have been labelled to speak for themselves and to help each other, and to help make sure that what people who have been labelled have to say is heard.
Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI)
VRRI is a non-profit, research and service agency offering employment, community living, education and recreation services.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
CDC educates families, professionals, and the public by supporting trainings for medical and allied health students and practitioners, promoting screening and intervention tools for women’s health care providers, promoting educational materials to various audiences, and responding to public inquiries.
Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society
EFAN works to enhance the capacity of our community to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and support those impacted by an FASD through education, service delivery and advocacy.4773operations
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