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The Northwest Territories. 34 communities over 1.2 million square km. 42,000 people > 50% Aboriginal 11 official languages. Northwest Territories: Profile. 33 District Education Authorities (DEAs) + 4 DECs, Commission scolaire, Community Services Board

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The northwest territories
The Northwest Territories

  • 34 communities over 1.2 million square km.

  • 42,000 people

    >50% Aboriginal

  • 11 official languages


Northwest territories profile
Northwest Territories: Profile

  • 33 District Education Authorities (DEAs) + 4 DECs, Commission scolaire, Community Services Board

  • 8 Health & Social Service Authorities (HSSAs) (add in ref)

    Sources:HSS Annual Report 2004-2005, GNWT, Towards Excellence:A Report on Education in the NWT ‘05 , Department of Education, Culture and Employment, and School Enrolment and Graduates, 2006-07.

    HSS authorities http://www.hlthss.gov.nt.ca/content/About_HSS/hss_authorities.asp


Northwest territories profile cont d
Northwest Territories: Profile(Cont’d)

  • 9,324 students (06-07) in K- 12; 49 schools

  • graduation rate 45% (aboriginal, 25%)

  • teacher turnover rate high

  • commitment to culture-based education


Benefits of jcsh
Benefits of JCSH

  • Information / resource sharing

  • Influence on developments in NWT on:

    • Recognition of health promoting dchools

    • Increased communication at regional level