GNWT: Vaccine Promotion Partnership Announced
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in partnership with the NWT Association of Communities (NWTAC) is offering a funding opportunity to support Indigenous and community governments in the promotion of the COVID-19 vaccine at the local and regional levels.
This fund will provide a broader range of activities and actions to increase uptake of the vaccine across the Northwest Territories (NWT).
This funding comes from an existing agreement between the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) and the Government of Canada called the Immunization Partnership Fund.
Working together with HSS and Indigenous and community governments, the NWTAC will solicit proposals from local community for actions to support vaccine uptake at the community level. Ideas will be generated by the local governments themselves.
Selection of approved projects will happen in collaboration with HSS and will be guided by the data on vaccine uptake around the territory, as well as the goal of administering as many high-quality projects as possible within a condensed timeframe.
Projects will be rolled out between June 7th, 2021 and August 31st, 2021, as funds allow.
“High vaccine uptake is the best way to protect our community’s vulnerable citizens, including children, from the impacts of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across Canada and the globe.”
– Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services
“No one knows better than community and indigenous governments how best to increase the uptake of vaccines in their respective communities. This funding will allow for creative community level campaigns. We are excited about delivering this program through our partnership with Health and Social Services.”
-Mayor Lynn Napier, President of the NWT Association of Communities
- Immunization Partnership Fund’s purpose is increasing confidence, acceptance, and uptake of Covid-19 vaccines.
- A total of $100,000.00 in funding will be made available to community-led initiatives.
- Deadline for submissions on May 31, 2021 with quick turnaround and award.
For media requests, please contact:
Manager of Communications
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034
Chief Executive Officer
NWT Association of Communities