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YELLOWKNIFE (June 18, 2012) – In partnership with the 30 members of the No Place for Poverty Coalition, the GNWT has formed an Antipoverty Steering Committee to lead in the development of a Northwest Territories antipoverty strategy. Building on the work to date, including the No Place for Poverty workshop and What We Heard from Northerners about Poverty report, the Committee was formed from a cross-section of groups and organizations to ensure ongoing collaboration takes place with communities, non-government organizations, business, labour, and people living in poverty in the NWT. “Poverty affects many people and communities as a whole; different communities have distinct needs and may need unique ways to address them,” says Glen Abernethy, Chair, Ministers’ Social Envelope Committee.  “With the steering committee’s representation and our commitment to partner with groups and organizations, we are confident that we can create a strategy to reduce poverty in the NWT.”.....

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