NWT Resources and Links

NWT Disability Organizations

Note: Have we overlooked an organization or program? Or perhaps contact information for an organization has changed? Please contact Jessica for any list updates (gaates.jessica.dunkin@gmail.com or 613.327.7571).



The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is a national network that was created in 1989 to motivate and assist Canadians with a disability to become more physically active.

Local Contact: Michelle Gillis

Email: nwt@ala.ca

Website: http://www.ala.ca/Content/ProvTerr/NWT/NWTHomePage.asp?langid=1

Head Office:

Address: 720 Belfast Road, Suite 104, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 0Z5
Phone:  1-800-771-0663 | (613) 244-0052
TTY:  1-888-771-0663 | (613) 244-0008

Fax: (613) 244-4857

Web Site: www.ala.ca



Autism NWT is a support group for people with autism and their families. In addition to raising awareness and advocating for persons with autism, Autism NWT has a library of education materials available for loan across the territory.

Address: 4904 Matonabee Street, Yellowknife NT Canada

Address:Box 1677, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P3
Phone: (867) 920-4206 | (867) 873-5747
Email: autism.nwt@hotmail.com

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Yellowknife Branch

The Yellowknife Branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association promotes public awareness of and self-help among the hard of hearing, they advocate for accessibility, and they organize a volunteer-run support group.

Address: 5A Aven Court, 5710 50th Ave., Yellowknife, NT, X1A 1E9

Phone: (867) 873-4735

Fax: (867) 873-4318

Flyer Available At:http://www.yksenior.ca/PDF/hard%20of%20hearing.pdf

Canadian Mental Health Association – NWT Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. CMHA branches across the country provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. In the NWT, the CHMA manages a help line.

Address: PO Box 2580, 5125 50th Street, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P9
Phone: (867) 873-3190

Fax: (867) 873-4930

Email: cmha@northwestel.net

NWT Help Line: 1-800-661-0844


Regional Office:

Address: 12010 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0P3
Phone: (780) 488-4871 | 1-866-459-2648
Fax: (780) 482-0017
TDD/TTY: (780) 482-4089
Email: alberta@cnib.ca
Website: http://www.cnib.ca

Local Office:

Address: 5120-49th Street, PO Box 872, Yellowknife, NT X1A 1P8

Phone: (867) 873-2647

Fax: (867) 873-4930


The Diabetes Education Program provides one-on-one counseling with a dietitian and a nurse on diabetes, nutrition, medication, and foot care.  Referral to the program can be made by a doctor, or other health professional, or by self referral.

Address: 4915-48th Street, Yellowknife NT X1A 3S4

Phone: (867) 873-7619

Fax: (867) 873-4179

Fort Smith Society of Persons with Disabilities

The Fort Smith Society of Persons with Disabilities provides support, liaison and advocacy for persons with disabilities for improved access to all public facilities, services and employment on a level with their abilities. The organization also encourages and assists persons with disabilities to improve their independence and quality of life. Occasionally, they organize special events like evening computer training for people with disabilities and winter games.

Address: Box 1350 Fort Smith, NT  X0E 0P0

Phone: (867) 872-2692

Fax: (867) 872-6275


The Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities provides peer support, advocacy, and awareness. They also facilitate education programmes and social activities. Finally, they arrange for handi-van services.

Civic Address: 3 Studney Dr SS 31, Hay River, NT X0E 0R6 or

Mailing Address: Box 4360 Hay River, NT X0E1G1

Phone: (867) 875-4448

Email Address:hrcpd@northwestel.net

Learning Disabilities Association of the NWT

The Learning Disabilities Association of the NWT offers resource information and workshops. They also advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Address: 4901-48th Street, Box 242, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N2

Phone: (867) 873-6378

Fax: (867) 873-6378
Email: lda-nwt@arcticdata.ca


The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. The MS Society helps people navigate the challenges that MS presents through support services. This includes self-help groups, informal ways to link people with common concerns to share emotional support and practical ideas. 

Yellowknife Self-Help Group:

Local Contact: Laurie McLean

Email: mslivesnorthof60@gmail.com

Alberta & Northwest Territories Division:

Mailing Address: 150, 9405 – 50 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2T4

Phone: (780) 463-1190 or 1-800-268-7582

Fax: (780) 463-7298

Email: info.alberta@mssociety.ca

Web Sites: http://mssociety.ca/alberta/


For over 30 years the NWT Disabilities Council has provided programming and supports dedicated to building caring, inclusive and responsible communities. Each year the organization work diligently to help create a fully inclusive North through education, advocacy, and the provision of support.

Main Office:

Address: B-321 Old Airport Road, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T3
Phone: (867) 873-8230
Toll Free: 1-800-491-8885
Fax: (867) 873-4124

Email: admin@nwtdc.net

 Inuvik Outreach Office:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2259, Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0

Telephone Number: 867.678.0432


Northwest Territories Housing Corporation

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation supports people with disabilities through the administration of two programmes. The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program provides funding in the form of a forgivable loan and/or repayable loan for modifications/renovations allowing for barrier-free homes. The Seniors and/or Disabled Preventative Maintenance Initiative provides a forgivable loan to seniors and/or disabled citizens who own and occupy their own home to allow for annual maintenance, servicing and minor repairs.

Headquarters and North Slave District

Address: 5102 – 50 Avenue P.O. Box 2100 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P6

Phone: (867) 873-7858

Fax: (867) 669-7901


 Beaufort Delta District

Address: 103 Mackenzie Road P.O. Box 2200 INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0

Phone: (867) 777-7271

Fax: (867) 777-2217

 Nahendeh District

Address: 9706 – 100 Street P.O. Box 436 FORT SIMPSON, NT X0E 0N0

Phone: (867) 695-2519

Fax: (867) 695-2266

 North Slave District

Address: 5201 – 50 Avenue P.O. Box 2578 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P6

Phone: (867) 873-7795

Fax: (867) 920-2459

 Sahtu District

Address: #4 Caribou Crescent P.O. Box 429 Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0

Phone: (867) 587-5100

Fax: (867) 587-5101

South Slave District

Address: #201 – 62 Woodland Drive Hay River, NT X0E 0R0

Phone: (867) 874-7600

Fax: (867) 874-3226

Salvation Army NWT Resource Centre

Address: 4925-45th Street, P.O. Box 2585 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P9

Phone: (867) 920-4673

Fax: (867) 920-4096

Email: info@sanorth.ca


The Special Olympics provides athletic training and competition promoting improved physical fitness to achieve a greater level of self-confidence.

Contact: Lynn Elkin, Executive Director

Email: lynn@sonwt.ca

Phone: (876) 446-2873

Address: Box 169, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P3

Website: http://www.sonwt.ca/


The YACL provides direct services to clients, including EmployAbility and Literacy Outreach Centre. They also undertake public awareness, education, and advocacy.



 Abe Miller Building

Address: 4912-53 Street, PO Box 981, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Phone: (867) 920 2644
Fax: (867) 920 2348

Community Living Centre

Address: 4919-53 Street, PO Box 981, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7
Phone: (867) 873 3560
Fax: (867) 669 7826


In addition to operating a shelter, providing temporary housing, and providing after-school programmes, the YWCA offers community support services for adults with disabilities and mental health issues.

Mailing Address: Box 1679, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P3
Street Address: 4904-54 Ave. Suite 104 Yellowknife, NT X1A 1H7
Phone: (876) 920-2777
Fax: (867) 873-9406.
Email: info@ywcanwt.ca

Website: http://www.ywcanwt.ca/