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.
The Society is also made up of member organizations representing the interests of seniors and elders throughout the NWT. The Board of Directors, who must be 60 years of age or over, consists of representatives from various regions of the NWT and be appointed by their community.
The NWT Seniors’ Society provides:
Toll Free Seniors’ Information Line 1 (800) 661-0878
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 including elder abuse;
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 information sessions for seniors and elders
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.
All older adults are valued and respected members of the community.
Our Board Members
The NWT Seniors’ Society established the following 4 objectives during a strategic planning workshop in March for 2017-2020:
Reduce the risk of abuse of the person and their home•
Encourage governments to adopt policies and programs that ensure income security for all older adults in the NWT
Affordable, adequate, and secure housing for northerners encourage community-based inter-agency groups
Support NWT Seniors’ Society community and regional representatives to advocate and