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Promote, protect, and provide for the health and well-being of the people of the NWT.


Health is a complete state of physical, mental, social and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Please click on the read more link to learn more about the health programs and services offered by the Department.

Social Services

Social Services encourage healthy choices, support mental wellness, protect children and others at risk, and help families and communities to increase wellness.Please click on the read more link to learn more about the social services programs offered by the Department.
Air Quality - Forest Fire Smoke
In summer, forest fires can occur in the NWT. Forest fire smoke affects people differently. This is based on how long a person was exposed to smoke, their age and health.
Brushing up on Oral Health NWT 2014
This report outlines a vision for the Northwest Territories to restore oral health among children and youth through effective public policy, healthy choices, and evidence-based care.
The Baby Friendly Initiative and Aboriginal Practices
The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) supports the best nutrition for babies, mothers and families.
Our Elders: Our Communities
'Aging in place' refers to the ability of individuals to live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible and to have access to home and community services that will support this ability.
The Health Information Act Bill, passed in March 2014, includes tough privacy and security safeguard requirements to ensure patients' personal health information is properly protected.
North Slavey

Professional Licensing

The Office of the Registrar, Professional Licensing is responsible for ensuring that the licensing of health professionals is carried out in accordance with legislation and best practices.

Vital Statistics

Here you will find information to help you register and order certificates for vital events, such as a birth, death, marriage, or legal changes of name.