The Dope Experience

The Dope Experience is a customizable health education workshop that was developed collaboratively with NWT residents in March 2019.  The workshop uses creative inquiry (arts and new media) to engage young people in important conversations about substance use, mental wellness, and the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other.

The Program is being delivered in most NWT communities by two territorial non-profit organizations - Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) and the NWT Association of Communities (NWTAC) - in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services (HSS). This workshop series will be delivered in communities across the NWT during the 2019/20 school year through one-time funding from Health Canada and the GNWT.  

Dates for 2019 – 2020 Dope Experience*




November 18-22, 2019

Fort Simpson

Líídlįį Kúę́ Regional High School


Chief Julian Yendo School

December 2-6, 2019


Jean Wetrade Gamètì School


Alexis Arrowmaker School


Mezi Community School

December 9-13, 2019

Fort Liard

Echo-Dene School

Sambaa K’e

Charles Tetcho School

December 15-19, 2019

Hay River

École Boréale
January 13-18, 2020 Paulatuk Angik School
Ulukhaktok Helen Kalvak Elihakvik

February 2-7, 2020

Colville Lake

Colville Lake School
February 9-14, 2020 Aklavik Moose Kerr School
February 23-28, 2020 Fort McPherson Chief Julius School
March 1-6, 2020 Inuvik East Three Secondary School
Tuktoyaktuk Mangilaluk School
March 15-20, 2020 Tulita Chief Albert Wright School
March 22-27, 2020 Délînê Ɂehtseo Ayha School
Fort Good Hope Chief T'Selehye School
March 29 - April 3, 2020 Tsiigehtchic Chief Paul Niditchie School
March 30 - April 3, 2020 Norman Wells Mackenzie Mountain School
April 13-17, 2020 Lutselk’e Lutsel K'e Dene School
April 15-17, 2020 N'dilo K'alemi Dene School

April 20-24, 2020


The Women’s Society

April 26 - May 1, 2020 Fort Resolution Deninu School
Sachs Harbour Inualthuyak School
May 3-8, 2020 Hay River Reserve Chief Sunrise Education Centre
May 4-8, 2020 Behchokǫ̀ Chief Jimmy Bruneau School
May 10-15, 2020 Fort Smith P.W. Kaeser High School
Kakisa Kakisa Lake School

May 18-22, 2020


Side Door

August 10-14, 2020 Fort Smith Northern Life Museum
August 17-21, 2020 Hay River Fisherman's Wharf Pavilion
August 24-28, 2020 Inuvik Inuvik Youth Centre 
November 9-13 Yellowknife Quality Inn
November 16-20 Yellowknife Northern United Place

*Dates subject to change.

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