Family Violence Awareness Week *NEW*
Wise Women Awards

Community Hiv Website


Women in Industry

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Inuvik Campaign School
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*New* Annual Report 2015-2016

Friendly Calls to Seniors

Status of Women Council of the NWT Launches New Program for Seniors

The Status of Women Council of the NWT is pleased to announce our new Friendly Calls to Seniors program.  Inspired by local seniors who felt there was a need for this type of program, the program will match seniors living in the NWT with a volunteer senior from Yellowknife who will phone regularly to provide support and social contact.

Any senior living in the NWT who would like to connect with another senior and receive a call for support and social contact is welcome to join the program. 
Seniors self refer to the program, and there is no cost to sign up for the program. 

Any senior living in Yellowknife who would like to volunteer to make the calls is invited to contact us to apply.

For more information, please click on the links below or call us at 445-4484 or
toll-free at 1 (888) 234-4485.

Information Sheet ----------- ----- Poster ---------------- Volunteer Application Form


Status of Women Council Vision

Equality for women

Economic equality

Communities, workplaces and families
free from violence against women

A society that respects and includes
the diverse experiences and perspectives
of all women


Projects and Services

  • Prevention of violence against women and children, and support for victims of violence

  • Women and family law issues

  • Prevention of harassment in the workplace

  • Education and training of girls and women

  • Encouraging women’s leadership skills and full participation in community and political decision-making

  • Human rights, including human rights education, advocacy, and a better system for those who file complaints

  • Special Projects

The Staff of the Status of Women Council of the NWT are here to serve women across the Northwest Territories. The Staff of the Status of Women Council of the NWT are: Lorraine Phaneuf, Executive Director; Annemieke Mulders, Programs and Research Manager; and Samantha Thomas, Community Development Coordinator.