The NWT Seniors’ Society is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1983 under the Societies Act of the NWT.
The Society provides information, acts as a resource and support for seniors and elders across the NWT. The Society is the only voluntary agency representing the individual and collective interests of all seniors and elders in the NWT. You may be a voting member of the NWT Seniors’ Society when you reach 50 years of age.
- Advice to governments and communities which supports and promotes policy development, programs and services to enhance the lives of older adults;
- Community workshops on topics and issues which affect seniors and elders;
- Youth and Seniors Literacy projects to build intergenerational supports and enhance the strengths of both age groups at the community level; and
- An Annual General Meeting, periodically held outside of Yellowknife, with a Seniors’ Information Highway and opportunities for seniors and elders to talk with service providers and government departmental staff about issues which affect them.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Society, fill out the membership form here.
The NWT Seniors’ Society is dedicated to promoting the independence and well-being of older citizens through the provision of programs and services in partnership with responsible government departments and other organizations.
Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Older Adults in the NWT came into effect on September 22, 2006.
At the strategic planning workshop, the Board Members articulated the following vision
“We see the NWT Seniors’ Society as a respected and proactive organization that makes things work for NWT seniors/elders by listening and responding to seniors/elders through support, expert guidance and direction, activism, and advocacy on seniors’/elders’ needs and issues”
Our Board 2017 – 2018:
|Mary Pat Short||President|
|Sam Gargan||Board member|
|Brenda Jerome||Board member|
|Mavis Klause||Board member|
|Annie Goose||Board member|
|Alternate Board Members|
|Lorell Gauthier||Mary Pat Short|
|Florence Barnaby||Alphonsine McNeely|
|Pat Burnstead||Tom Makepeace|
|Wendy Bisaro||John Soderberg|
|Margaret Rose Elleze||Sam Gargan|
|Elizabeth Kunnizzie||Brenda Jerome|
|Terry Villeneuve||Mavis Klause|
|Connie Alanak||Annie Goose|