Media Advisory: Major investment to improve patient care in the Northwest Territories

July 17, 2017 – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Health, and Robert C. McLeod, Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories, will announce a major investment in research to improve patient care and Indigenous Peoples’ health outcomes in the Northwest Territories.

Following this announcement, Minister Philpott will visit the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research to meet with researchers and community members working on projects related to climate change, health systems stewardship in the High Arctic, and promising practices in suicide prevention in the North.

Media are invited to speak with the Ministers, territorial partners, researchers, and take photos and video.

Funding Announcement

Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Great Hall, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
4517 48 St., Yellowknife, N.T.
X1A 2L9


Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
3506 McDonald Dr., Yellowknife, N.T.
X1A 2H1

For further information, please contact:

Andrew MacKendrick
Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Health

Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Jhillian Adams
NWT Dept. of Executive and Indigenous Affairs
1-867-767-9140 ext. 11096


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