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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.
2014 Walk-In Flu Clinics
October to April is Flu Season. The best protection is an annual flu shot.


Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe disease that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and animals.

There are no cases of Ebola in the NWT or Canada at this time. The risk in Canada remains extremely low.


Have a Safe Halloween


The Department of Health and Social Services wishes everyone a fun and safe Halloween. To make sure that everyone enjoys Halloween please go over these safety tips from Health Canada on costumes, food and trick-or-treating:

Building Stronger Families


The Building Stronger Families: An Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services outlines actions the Department of Health and Social Services has committed to undertake to improve the overall quality of child and family services.

Caring for Our People
We are making improvements to the NWT health and social services system to better respond to your needs.
Community wellness is a shared vision for healthier communities. It results in a healthier population and greater involvement by communities.
GNWT Anti-Poverty Fund
The GNWT established an Anti-Poverty Fund in the amount of $500,000 for 2014/15. The fund was designed to support community based anti-poverty initiatives and allowed territorial stakeholders to submit funding proposals for initiatives to tackle poverty or symptoms of poverty in their communities, regions or at a territorial level.
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.