Healthy Choices Fund

Applying for the Healthy Choices Fund

Healthy Choices Fund

The Healthy Choices Fund helps eligible organizations and community governments maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support Northwest Territories communities and their residents in making positive lifestyle choices.

The Healthy Choices Fund is intended to:

  • Increase education and awareness around healthy choices.
  • Focus on children, youth and seniors.
  • Encourage community participation, promote partnerships.
  • Enable residents to participate in healthy choices through the community environment and available resources.

Funding: $10,000 minimum to $75,000 maximum per year is available.

New opportunities for 2022-23 have been added to the Healthy Choices Fund:

Application Deadline:

The Healthy Choices Fund is now closed. New funding will be available for applications in early 2023 for 2023-2024 projects.

Interested in applying for the Healthy Choices Fund?

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2022-2023 Funding Recipients

Organization

Project

Funding

Children First Society

Children First Outreach Program

$16,646

Deline Gotine Government

Summer Camp

$30,000

Ecology North

Healthy Living through Healthy Eating

$47,250

Food First Foundation

Nurturing Healthy Eaters

$10,500

Fort Good Hope RRC

Traditional Foods

$20,000

Foster Family Foundation

GLOW Tutoring Support Services

$36,750

Gwichʼin Tribal Council

Women’s Wellness Camp

$43,050

Hamlet of Tulita         

Toddler Time

$14,175

Hay River Committee for People with Disabilities

Working Towards Wellness

$43,050

Hay River HSSA

Outdoor Gathering for Seniors

$40,000

Hay River Library Committee

Healthy Choice Program

$10,000

Hay River Seniors’ Society

Socializing Healthy Seniors

$18,542

Home Base/Side Door Ministries

Cultural Health Support

$42,000

Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre

Elders Healthy Living Activities

$55,194

Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation

Healthy Choices in the Community

$69,353

Nahanni Butte Dene Band

Improving Living Standards

$10,000

NWT Amateur Wrestling

Community Support

$14,050

NWT Literacy Council

Growing Children’s Home Library

$26,226

NWT Seniors’ Society

Senior Friendly Computer Course for Older Adults in the NWT

$42,735

Tłı̨chǫ Government

Tłı̨chǫ Youth Mentoring Program

$45,000

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Paddle Camp

$24,885

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Aging Gracefully

$50,000

2021-2022 Funding Recipients

Organization

Project

Funding

Acho Dene Koe First Nation Let's Talk: Investing in My Family. A Community Development Project $42,000
Deline Got'ine Government How to Take Care of Ourselves $19,950
Inuvik Youth Centre Aariga! IYC Nutrition Club $15,000
NWT Recreation and Parks Association Movement, Exercise and Culture: Supporting Culturally Relevant Ways of Moving $50,000
Gwich'in Tribal Council Jig at Home, Fiddle at Home: Revitalizing Traditional Métis Fiddling and Dance for Gwich'in Youth. $75,000
K'asho Got'ine Housing Society

Learning and Eating Together

$75,000 (Multi Year Funding for 3 years):

$25,000 for 2019-2020 FY

$25,000 for 2020-2021 FY

$25,000 for 2021 – 2022 FY
Makeway Charitable Society Youth Group  Activities for the Beaufort Delta Region $25,000
Sambaa K'e First Nation Elders Council $30,975
Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre Elders on the Move $50,000
Teetl'it Gwich'in Band Council Dinji Zhuh Men's Initiative $40,000
Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation – Jason Jacobson Youth Center Jason Jacobson Youth Center Cooking Program

$21,000(Multi Year Funding for 2 years)

$15,750 for 2020-2021FY

$5,250 for 2021-2022FY
Yellowknives Dene First Nation Learning Skills and Sharing Knowledge of Traditional Health Economies $21,800

2020-2021 Funding Recipients

Organization

Funding

Aurora College

$75,000.00 (

Multi-year Funding for 3 years-2018-2021

$25,000.00 per year from 2018 - 2021)

Children First Society

$40,000.00

Gwich’in Tribal Council

$75,000.00
Ka’sho Got’ine Housing Society

$75,000 (Multi Year Funding for 3 years – 2019 - 2023)

$25,000.00 for 2019-2020 FY

$25,000.00 for 2020-2021 FY

$25,000.00 for 2021 – 2022 FY
NWT Literacy Council $25,000.00
Food Rescue Yellowknife $23,750.00
Hay River Library Committee $10,000.00
Jason Jacobson Youth Centre $20,000.00
Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre $33,000.00
The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre $62,500.00
YWCA NWT $60,750.00

2019-2020 Funding Recipients

Organization

Project

Funding

Aurora College

Healthy Campuses Build Student Success

$75,000.00 (

Multi-year Funding for 3 years-2018-2021

$25,000.00 per year from 2018 - 2021)

Children First Society

Reaching Out – Young Children and their Families

$25,624.00

Deline Got’ine Government

Edenats’edi: Reconnecting with Ourselves by the Sahuot’ine Nats’eju Initiative $75,000.00
Foster Family Coalition of the NWT

Camp Connections Programming

$10,000.00

Inuvik Native Band

Youth Governance Enhancement

$30,000.00
Inuvik Youth Centre IYC Nutrition Club $15,855.00
Ka’sho Got’ine Housing Society Learning and Eating Together

$75,000 (Multi Year Funding for 3 years – 2019 - 2023)

$25,000.00 for 2019-2020 FY

$25,000.00 for 2020-2021 FY

$25,000.00 for 2021 – 2022 FY

Liidlii Kue First Nation

Elders Community Kitchen $31,374.00
Northern Farm Training Institute

From the Land Food Program

$19,950.00
NWT Literacy Council

Community Connections Health And Wellness for Newcomers

$28,145.00
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (Stanton Territorial Hospital)

T.A.S.T.E  – Time Honored Action For Sustaining Traditional Eating

$136,027.50

Multi-Year funding for 2 years

$74,052.00 for 2019 - 2020 FY

$ 61,976.25 for 2020 - 2021 FY
Tides Canada Initiatives Society Land to Life-Northern Youth Wellness Initiative

$40,000.00

2018-2019 Funding Recipients

Organization

Project

Funding

Aurora College

Healthy Campuses Build Student Success

$75,000.00 (Multi-year at $25,000.00 per year from 2018 – 2021)

Children First Society

Reaching Out – Young Children and their Families

$24,935.86

Ecology North

#loveNWTwater for Healthy Communities

$23,625.00

FOXY

FOXY Sexual Health Workshop

$60,000.00

Gwich’in Tribal Council

Community Prevention, Prevention & Awareness Program

$74,970.00

Inuvik Native Band

Emergency Warming Shelter Assistant

$50,400.00

Liidlii Kue First Nation

Lights on Cooking Classes

$19,293.75

Moms, Boobs & Babies

Breastfeeding and Parent Support & Normalization Campaign

$20,000.00

NTHSSA-Sahtu

Parenting in the Sahtu – TRIPLE P PARENTING PROGRAM

$30,996.74

Tetlit Gwich’in Council

Tetlit Gwichin Men’s Initiative Project

$ 30,778.65

Tides Canada Intiatives

North Youth Leadership on the Land Programs

$40,000.00