United Way Announces Community Investment Fund Recipients

Emily Blake

United Way NWT says it has awarded a total of $195,000 to nonprofits across the territory through this year’s community investment fund.

United Way said it received a record number of fund applicants this year, up 35% from last year.

“This year’s committee worked hard to assess each application and recommended successful applicants based on need and scope,” Tracy St Denis, president of United Way NWT, said in a statement.


“It’s hard to say no to anyone when everyone is doing a great job for the Northwest Territories. I am grateful for the time and attention our Community Board devotes to each application. »

According to a Tuesday press release, 22 organizations will each receive a $7,500 grant for programming in 2022.

The selected recipients are:

  • Yellowknife Food Rescue
  • Dehcho Divisional School Board
  • Soaring Eagle Friendship Center
  • First Children’s Society
  • Foster Family Coalition
  • NWT Literacy Council
  • The Northern Births Working Group
  • Fort Smith Ecumenical Group
  • Residence YK
  • Hay River Soup Kitchen
  • Food First Foundation
  • Sambaa K’e First Nation
  • Inuvik Youth Center
  • Hamlet of Tulita
  • NWT Breast Health and Breast Cancer Action Group
  • Northern Mosaic Network
  • Ulukhaktok Food Bank
  • NWT inclusion
  • Ecology North
  • Northwest Territories Economic Development Board
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The Hay River Family Support Center will receive a three-year grant starting this year – totaling $45,000, with $15,000 each year – that will allow women and children to extend their stay at the shelter by an additional eight to 12 weeks .


The Mackenzie Recreation Association, which received the multi-year grant in 2020, will receive its final installment of $15,000 this year.


Jill E. Washington