Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories expand partnership to enhance in-person services in the Northwest Territories

Employment & Social Development Canada July 9, 2018
Original article here

The Government of Canada and the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) have expanded their partnership to enhance access to Service Canada’s services through GNWT’s Single Window Service Centres in the communities of Deline, Fort Resolution, and Behchoko.

This followed the success of a 12-month service delivery pilot, implemented in January 2017, during which GNWT employees provided in-person services for Service Canada in the communities of Fort Providence, Fort Liard, and Tuktoyaktuk. The expansion will bring enhanced services to a total of six communities.

Residents living in or near these communities will be able to obtain information about Government of Canada programs and services and receive assistance in applying for the following programs through this partnership: Apprenticeship Grants, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Old Age Security, the Social Insurance Number program, and the Wage Earner Protection Program.

Quotes

“Through the collaboration withe the Government of Northwest Territories, the Government of Canada is striving to better support remote communities and improve services for Canadians living in the North. This partnership provides individuals in Fort Providence, Fort Liard, Tuktoyaktuk, Deline, Fort Resolution, and Behchoko access to Service Canada programs and services through their local GNWT Single Window Service Centres.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to providing services to the people of the Northwest Territories. Through this partnership, GNWT Single Window Service Centres will provide residents in these six communities with increased access to Government of Canada programs and services. This is a great partnership, and one I am happy we have created.”
– The Honourable Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories, Minister of the Executive and Indigenous Affairs

“I am pleased to announce the expansion of in-person services to the communities of Deline, Fort Resolution, and Behchoko through the Single Window Service Centres. The Single Window Service Centres are an important way to make sure residents of the Northwest Territories’ small communities have access to governmental programs and services in a way that works for them.”
– Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories

Quick Facts

  • Through this partnership, individuals will be able to access both Government of Canada and GNWT programs and services through a single point of service
  • Canadians in the partnership communities will benefit from enhanced access to Government of Canada services provided by the GNWT, including elder home visits.
  • Addresses of Single Window Service Centres offering Government of Canada services are:

Fort Liard:                                                                          Behchoko:
Single Window Service Centre                                      Single Window Service Centre
Fort Liard Hamlet Office                                                Khon Go Cho Complex
174 Valley Main Street                                                   Behchoko, NT X0E 0Y0
Fort Liard, NT X0G 0A0

Fort Providence:                                                              Fort Resolution:
Single Window Service Centre                                    Single Window Service Centre
1 Mackenzie Drive                                                        Deninu Ku’e Development – Corporation Office Complex
Fort Providence, NT X0E 0L0                                       Fort Resolution, NT X0E 0M0

Tuktoyaktuk:                                                                   Deline:
Single Window Service Centre                                    Single Window Service Centre
Room 103 Tuktoyaktuk Government Bldg               Victor Beyonnie Building, Suite 2003
Tuktoyaktuk, NT X0E 1C0                                            Deline, NT X0E 0G0

 

The hours of service are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Elder home visits are Thursday afternoons.