Coalition Against Family Violence NWT

Violence is not part
of our culture and should
have no place in our lives!


The Coalition Against Family Violence NWT envisions a peaceful, equitable society where all territorial residents, as individuals, members of families, communities, organizations and governments are valued, respected, safe and free from abuse, violence and inequalities.

It is a territorial interagency group that brings together individuals, non-government and government agencies to share information and undertake projects in keeping with the mandate. The Coalition meets once a month; specific project committees also meet at least monthly.


To increase awareness of family violence issues for NWT residents.

To bring together like-minded people from all sectors of the community to develop, establish and implement specific actions or initiatives to address family violence issues and the needs of those people affected by family violence.

To work collectively to reduce the incidence of family violence and to more effectively respond to family violence in the NWT.

What the Coalition can do for you

  • Provide territorial information

  • Provide needed support

  • Advocate for your needs in the Legislative Assembly 

  • Help you access funding (though the Coalition is not a funding body it can point you in the right direction)

  • Represent your voice at decision tables

  • Great territorial Networking - Have an impact on how governments and non-governments respond to family violence in your community

Information regarding the Coaltion Against Family Violence NWT's recommendations is featured below.

If you would like more information regarding the Coalition against Family Violence please click on the links below, scroll down or call the Council.

Click here to download the Territorial Expansion evaluation

Click here to download the Coalition Against Family Violence Pamphlet


Past Coalition Projects

1999 Creation of the Coalition                

2000 - Produced pamphlets on custody and peace bonds.

2000-2001 Family Violence Prevention Research and Planning Coordination for Family Violence Awareness Week

2002 - Research Project – Family Violence in the NWT A survey of Costs, Services & Issues for Action

2003-2004 - Development of NWT Action Plan to Address Family Violence: Implementation and Awareness Community Tool Kit                       

2004-2005 - Supporting Community Prevention and Response to Family Violence (Phase I) - Fourteen workshops were offered in communities resulting in community action plans specific to individual community needs

2007 - Supporting Community Prevention and Response to Family Violence Phase II Sharing Triumphs Video

2008 - Expansion of the Coalition

2010-2011 - Priority setting meetings and review of past Action Plans Recommendations for addressing gaps, shifting attitudes, and enhancing services to ruduce family violence and abuse in the NWT  

Family Violence Awareness Week

The Coalition organizes the theme/materials and holds a territorial launch once a year.  This includes a resource kit, poster, and various promotion items that are sent to every community in the NWT and extra materials are always available on request.



o Status of Women Council of the NWT
o Native Women’s Association of the NWT
o Centre for Northern Families
o NWT Seniors Society
o NWT Council for Persons with Disabilities
o GNWT Department of Justice
o Family Support Centre, Hay River
o GNWT Department of Health and Social Services
o NWT Housing Corporation
o Salvation Army
o GNWT Department of the Executive
o NWT John Howard Society
o Victim Services
o Inuvik Transitional Home
o City of Yellowknife
o Sutherland House, Fort Smith
o Aimayunga Women & Emergency Care Shelter, Tuk
o Aurora College
o Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada

If you would like to get involved with the Coalition or know more about our efforts to prevent family violence all you have to do is call us toll free at
1-888-234-4485 or email council@statusofwomen.nt.ca


Coalition Against Family Violence NWT
c/o Status of Women Council of the NWT
Box 1320
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2L9

Phone: 888-234-4485
Fax: 867-873-0285
E-mail: council@statusofwomen.nt.ca










Family Violence
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