Community Healthy Living Fairs

The purpose of the Community Healthy Living Fairs is to bring health and wellness promotion to life in 18 communities in the NWT. The GNWT provides support and information, but the Fairs are driven by local community champions. The Fairs are events for the whole community, where members learn and share ideas on health and wellness, along with promotion of fitness, nutrition, and traditional living.

The Fairs are an effective way to draw people together to help meet their need and desire for information on healthy living from local providers and professionals. It gives people the chance to ask frank questions in an informal setting.

Dates for 2017 – 2018 Community Healthy Living Fairs



Colville Lake

February 7, 2018


February 14, 2018

Fort Good Hope

February 28, 2018

Fort Resolution

February 28, 2018

Jean Marie River

January 24, 2018


February 14, 2018

Nahanni Butte

February 1, 2018


March 10, 2018

Sambaa K'e

February 21, 2018


February 1, 2018

Please check with your band office or call 867-767-9064 ext. 49241 for time and location.

What community participants have said…

“At the Community Healthy Living Fair I learned about the difference that diet makes to health & wellness, as well as what is happening in the blood and the heart. I liked the education on junk food and cancer prevention/awareness. I really enjoyed the fair and picked up lots of information for my family”- Participant from Fort Good Hope (2015-2016)


“I really enjoyed the trapping display (ITI program) and I was enlightened about family violence. I thought it was really well done and would encourage others to go”- Participant from Ndilo (2015-2016)


“What I liked the most about the Community Healthy living fairs was the information about different types of cancer, and all the information about growing your own vegetables when you don’t have a store, like our community”- Participant from Jean Marie River (2015-2016)