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Spousal Violence in the NWT
A Resource for Women
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The YWCA has released a new book that contains information about the options women have to move out of famiy violence. The book contains chapters on child protection, family law, criminal justice, housing and income support issues as well as a complete listing of supports. Each chapter has been reviews by the relevant service providers to ensure inforamtion is accurate and timely. This book does not provide legal advice. If you need legal advice you must talk with a lawyer. This book helps look at legal options avalible to women expereincing violence.

NWT Family Violence Report Card

Click here to see the first NWT Family Violence Report Card by the Coalition Against Family Violence.

Coalition Against Family Violence NWT

Information regarding the Coaltion Against Family Violence NWT's recommendations is featured below.

Family Violence Awareness Week Kit 2014

Below are the documents for Family Violence Awareness Week. This year's theme is focusing on bystanders of violence because family violence is everyone's business, what will you do?

If you would like a hard copy or some promotional items please contact our office toll free at 1.888.234.4485 or email council@statusofwomen.nt.ca for more details.

This year we offering small $1,000 grants to help with Family Violence Awreness Week events. Please contact us for an application form. Grants are awareded as recieved provided minimal critiea is met. If you have any questions please contact us.

Past Family Violence Awareness Week Kits

Click here to download 2013 FVAW Kit focus on Community

Click here to download 2012 FVAW Kit focus on Teens

Click here to download 2011 FVAW Kit focus on Men

Click here to download 2010 FVAW Kit focus on Elders

Click here to download the Coalition Against Family Violence poster for
Family Violence awareness week 2009

If you would like more information regarding the Coalition against Family Violence please click on the links below, scroll down or call the Council.

Click here to download the Territorial Expansion evaluation

Click here to download the Coalition Against Family Violence Pamphlet


Violence is not part
of our culture and should
have no place in our lives!



The Coalition Against Family Violence NWT envisions a peaceful, equitable society where all territorial residents, as individuals, members of families, communities, organizations and governments are valued, respected, safe and free from abuse, violence and inequalities.

It is a territorial interagency group that brings together individuals, non-government and government agencies to share information and undertake projects in keeping with the mandate. The Coalition meets once a month; specific project committees also meet at least monthly.



To increase awareness of family violence issues for NWT residents.

To bring together like-minded people from all sectors of the community to develop, establish and implement specific actions or initiatives to address family violence issues and the needs of those people affected by family violence.

To work collectively to reduce the incidence of family violence and to more effectively respond to family violence in the NWT.


What the Coalition can do for you

Provide territorial information

Provide needed support

Advocate for your needs in the Legislative Assembly 

Help you access funding (though the Coalition is not a funding body it can point you in the right direction)

Represent your voice at decision tables

Great territorial Networking - Have an impact on how governments and non-governments respond to family violence in your community


Past Coalition Projects

1999 Creation of the Coalition                

2000 - Produced pamphlets on custody and peace bonds.

2000-2001 Family Violence Prevention Research and Planning Coordination for Family Violence Awareness Week

2002 - Research Project – Family Violence in the NWT A survey of Costs, Services & Issues for Action

2003-2004 - Development of NWT Action Plan to Address Family Violence: Implementation and Awareness Community Tool Kit                       

2004-2005 - Supporting Community Prevention and Response to Family Violence (Phase I) - Fourteen workshops were offered in communities resulting in community action plans specific to individual community needs

2007 - Supporting Community Prevention and Response to Family Violence Phase II Sharing Triumphs Video

2008 - Expansion of the Coalition

2010-2011 - Priority setting meetings and review of past Action Plans Recommendations for addressing gaps, shifting attitudes, and enhancing services to ruduce family violence and abuse in the NWT


Family Violence Awareness Week

The Coalition organizes the theme/materials and holds a territorial launch once a year.  This includes a resource kit, poster, and various promotion items that are sent to every community in the NWT and extra materials are always available on request.



o Status of Women Council of the NWT
o Native Women’s Association of the NWT
o Centre for Northern Families
o NWT Seniors Society
o NWT Council for Persons with Disabilities
o GNWT Department of Justice
o Family Support Centre, Hay River
o GNWT Department of Health and Social Services
o NWT Housing Corporation
o Salvation Army
o GNWT Department of the Executive
o NWT John Howard Society
o Victim Services
o Inuvik Transitional Home
o City of Yellowknife
o Northern Territories Federation of Labour
o Sutherland House, Fort Smith
o Aimayunga Women & Emergency Care Shelter, Tuk
o Aurora College
o Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada

If you would like to get involved with the Coalition or know more about our efforts to prevent family violence all you have to do is call us toll free at
1-888-234-4485 or email council@statusofwomen.nt.ca


Coalition Against Family Violence NWT
c/o Status of Women Council of the NWT
Box 1320
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2L9

Phone: 888-234-4485
Fax: 867-873-0285
E-mail: council@statusofwomen.nt.ca










Important Family Violence Numbers to Call Click Here