- ST&CI provides employment and life, social and literacy skills and community activities for adults with an intellectual/developmental disability.
- The Supported Living Service provides daily living and community involvement support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain-injury who choose to live in their own home.
- We provide employment services for any individual who self-identifies with any disability. Services range from basics such as building a resume through to on-site job coaching support and everything in between.
- The Literacy Outreach Centre provides daily morning literacy classes and afternoon literacy outreach for families, seniors, and adults. Services are available to those with and without a disability.
- We offer a range of services for families from parent information to early childhood activities; from outreach and programming for adults with disabilities to teen and young adult social groups; from FASD and other disability workshops to respite.
EmployABILITY strives to connect employers with workers who happen to have a disability. We provide a full range of employment services to individuals with any self-identified disability. Services include assessment, assistance with accessing training and education, resume writing, job search skills, interviewing skills, career development assistance and job coaching.
We also offer workshops to help those with jobs identify and address various workplace expectations and situations.
We work with the Yellowknife business community to create training and job opportunities and to promote disability awareness by encouraging diversity in the workforce. Continued support is offered for the employee and the employer once employment is found.
The Odd Job Squad:
The Odd Job Squad seeks to assist under-employed individuals who self-identify with a disability to derive a small income from one-time or short-term work while they search for permanent employment.
Our staff look to connect with employers and households that may offer casual or temporary employment at or above $15/hour.
The Odd Job Squad is also perfect for mowing grass and other yard work, snow shoveling, delivering furniture, stacking wood, alphabetizing, hauling gravel, gardening, providing construction assistance, pet waste pick-up/disposal, dump runs and much more!
Call or text: (867) 445-6967
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Community Living – Manitoba
Phone: (204) 786-1607
Community Living Ontario
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Newfoundland and Labrador Assocation for Community Living
Phone: (709) 722-0790
Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living
Phone: (902) 439-4607
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 – Yellowknife Office
Phone: (867) 873-2647
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
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.
Canadian Association for Community Living
A Canada-wide association of family members, and others, working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.
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.
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School to Work
The School to Work Program offers a 24-week-long school-to-work transition initiative in partnership with local high schools which provides employment experience for students with disabilities in grades 11 and 12. Job coaches help with work placements and, for grade 12 students, all work is paid at no less than minimum wage.
- Office hours are generally 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- On-site job support and other employer supports are available at any time as needed
We offer services to meet the needs of individuals and families supporting a family member with a disability. This includes providing resource material and hosting parent information sessions through the family network group.
We also do individual family assistance and advocacy when they have challenges or need help with some aspect of life.
YaY Fusion! (on hiatus)
YaY Fusion! is an free social group for youth aged 13 to 18, with and without development disabilities who meet monthly to have fun and make friends. We aim to have fun and build connections in a safe and inclusive environment, our activities are a balance of in house and community age appropriate outings that are generated with participant involvement. The group meets twice a month at the end of the week. Snacks are provided.
Young Adults Group (on hiatus)
The Young Adults Group is a free social group for people aged from 19 to 30 with or without development disabilities. The group was initially created for those who had graduated out of YaY Fusion! but wish to continue on with our services at Inclusion NWT. Many of the participants are actively involved in the programming and are enthusiastic about maintaining the relationships that they fostered throughout the years. Although anyone is welcome and we encourage the involvement of the community. We try to balance in house and community activities and do age appropriate activities that challenge them to develop new skills and grow their independence. The group meets twice a month at the end of the week. Snacks are provided.
What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term that describes a broad range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including brain injury.
- FASD affects people whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASD is permanent and cannot be cured.
- FASD occurs in all races, religious, cultural backgrounds, countries, economic statuses, and ages. We usually cannot tell just by looking if a person is affected by FASD. No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy.
Materials from the FASD Library are available for loan, free of charge, throughout the NWT. Click here to view our library of FASD resources.
FASD Peer Support Project
We offer support to those living with FASD including personal support, service referrals and education and support for women who may be at risk of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. We raise community awareness and provide workshops and education about FASD.
Living and Learning with FASD Project
The Living and Learning with FASD Project provides support for families with children who are affected by FASD, and to youth and women at risk of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Our direct services may include, but not limited to:
- support groups
- home visits
- family advocacy
- life strategies
Workshops and Presentations
FASD workshops are tailored to suit the needs of each individual organization or audience. Topics may include:
- what is FASD?
- effects of FASD on infants, children, youth, and adults
- parenting strategies
- teaching strategies
- supporting women to not drink alcohol during pregnancy or breast-feeding
- building community awareness and prevention efforts
- issues in post-natal alcohol consumption by parents and caregivers
Literacy Outreach Centre
In partnership with Aurora College, this service provides community-based literacy activities to a diverse group of adult learners.
We offer morning classes for adult learners with and without disabilities who have low literacy levels. The classes build basic skills such as reading, writing and math to allow people to pursue future options in employment and schooling and to allow them to be more independent in all aspects of their lives
Morning classes are offered 9 a.m. to noon Mondays to Thursdays (September to July)
Afternoon outreach sessions reach a range of audiences including families with pre-schoolers (0-5 years old), seniors and adults seeking increased literacy, particularly with computers and information technology. Much of our outreach includes other community partners. The Centre also recruits, trains and matches tutors one-on-one with adult learners.
Afternoon outreach takes place from October to early June.
What is "Respite"?
Respite services provide safe, individualized and flexible short-break relief for families supporting people with disabilities in Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah as well as offering individuals with disabilities opportunities for activities in their community.
Trained respite workers are assigned to an individual and family and will provide support both within the home and out in the community.
The service is available to those with any disability and to both children and adults who are living in the family home.
Skills Training & Community Inclusion
The ST&CI service provides job training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities as well as other activities that enhance their daily living, social and literacy skills. We place a heavy emphasis on community involvement. Participants are involved in community social and recreation activities to increase their opportunities to contribute and be included in our community.
- Operates Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 51 weeks per year
- Clients may attend full time or may participate on a part-time schedule that reflects their other commitments.
Business Services Team
We support individual employment in the community through the ST&CI service and also provide work opportunities through the Inclusion NWT Business Services Team.
Business Services Team
The Business Services Team offers the following on a fee-for-service basis 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)
Business Service revenue is paid in wages to the individuals providing the service.
*Poster distribution is guaranteed within eight business days.
Supported Living Services
The Supported Living Services provides ongoing client-directed support for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and brain injury who choose to live in homes of their own.
The service encourages individuals to participate as fully as possible in their own household management and to take an active role in their community while ensuring they live with dignity in safe and healthy environments.
This service operates 365 days a year, twenty-four hours a day.
Support is dependent on individual needs and is provided on a continuum from round the clock assistance to as little as five hours a week of assistance to support independent living.