Useful Resources

Advance Care Planning Website

Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.

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Alzheimer Society

For those looking for information on Alzheimer, this link provides you with easy access to the Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories website.

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867-669-9390

Canadian Mental Health Association

This link is for individuals looking for information on Mental Health issues.

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416-646-5557

Estate Planning and Wills

Making a will, planning your estate, powers of attorney and what to do following a death.

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Government of Canada

Find information for seniors, their families, their caregivers and supporting service organizations on federal, provincial, territorial and some municipal government benefits and services.

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1-800-622-6232

Government of the Northwest Territories

This link provides easy access to application forms and information programs for Seniors.

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Seniors Information Handbook
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867-777-7400

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

This link is for individuals looking for information on heart and stroke issues.

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403-264-5549

NWT Community Services

Has units in Northern United Place for Seniors. Seniors must be 65 years or older to apply.

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867-873-2527

NWT Housing Corporation

Has various housing programs available for Seniors.

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1-844-698-4663

Northern United Place

Has housing for Seniors

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867-873-2527

Resident Family Council

A committee that meets quarterly to discuss resident needs, etc.

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Seniors' Information Handbook

The Handbook provides a comprehensive list of programs and services that seniors and their caregivers can access towards making informed decisions that can help them remain independent and active in their home communities.

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Tax Information for Seniors

As a senior, here are some of the most common things that you could claim on your income tax and benefit return at tax time

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The NWT Seniors’ Society

Provides information and acts as a resource for seniors and elders across the NWT. The Society is the only voluntary agency representing the individual and collective interests of all seniors and elders in the NWT.

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867-920-7444

Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority

Has a limited number of 1 bedroom units for Seniors in the downtown area as well as they run the Mary Murphy Home. Seniors must be 60 years or older to apply.

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Yellowknife Housing Authority (YHA)

Has a limited number of 1 bedroom units for Seniors in the downtown area as well as they run the Mary Murphy Home. Seniors must be 60 years or older to apply.

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867-873-9323

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society

Is a non-profit organization who manages the Baker Community Centre on Franklin Avenue (50th Street) in Yellowknife.

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867-873-9475