Family Violence

NWT Family Violence Awareness Week

NWT Family Violence Awareness week draws attention to the issue of domestic violence and encourages residents to stand together and stop family violence. This year's focus is on Healthy Relationships and Healthy Communication. We are all impacted by family violence which means we all have a vested interest in working to eliminate family violence.

You can help by downloading the resource kit provided by the NWT Status of Women Council and using the materials to raise awareness of family violence and abuse in your community.

What is Family Violence?

Family violence is an abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency. It is when a person uses power to control another person in a hurtful way. It takes many different forms and includes emotional abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and damage to property. Family violence can happen to anyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, social status, education, employment, sexual orientation, and age.

Who can I talk to for help?

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local RCMP. Dial your local 3-digit prefix, followed by1111.
  • See what support and services are available to you if you are experiencing family violence.
  • The NWT Help Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-661-0844.

What is happening in my community?

Communities across the NWT have planned events to recognize Family Violence Awareness Week. To find out about the upcoming 2017 events, please click on the link below: