Together We Are Strong

Over $150,000 Raised to Support Together We Are Strong campaign in response to COVID-19

During difficult financial times, northerners came together to donate what they could to support one another. Through the generosity of the people of the NWT, the United Way NWT, in partnership with the Yellowknife Community Foundation, have managed to fundraised more than $150,000 to support programming across the NWT. The Together We Are Strong campaign has now provided funding to more than 25 organizations, across 17 communities, helping to assist the most vulnerable people of the NWT in responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Programming includes support for food, mental health support, PPE, and cleaning supplies, as well as other supports.

The following donors contributed donation between $1,000 and $25,000 to United Way NWT COVID-19 campaigns and deserve special recognition: Yellowknife Co-opGlobal Storm IT, The Otto and Marie Pick Foundation, the Rotary Club of YellowknifeDet’on Cho LogisticsScotia Bankthe Gold Terra Resource CorporationJK Cleaning and Maintenance Ltd., the Gwichin’ Tribal Council. These organizations are also listed on our Donor Recognition Page.

The United Way NWT is proud to be able to contribute to the good work that these organizations will be undertaking. The United Way NWT is continuing to look for ways to support the needs of NWTers through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back later for more information on how we are responding to the evolving needs of NWT organizations.

The following organizations received funding through the Together We Are Strong campaign:

  • Avens,
  • Camp Connections,
  • Charter Community of Tsiigehtchic,
  • Food First,
  • Foster Family Coalition,
  • Hamlet of Enterprise,
  • Hamlet of Ulukhaktok,
  • Hay River Family Support Centre,
  • Inclusion NWT,
  • Liidlii Kue First Nation,
  • Samba K’e First Nation,
  • Side Door,
  • St. Vincent de Paul,
  • Sahtu Search and Rescue,
  • Town of Inuvik,
  • Teetl’it Gwich’in Band Council,
  • Hay River Soup Kitchen,
  • Yellowknife Catholic Schools,
  • Yellowknife Dene First Nations,
  • Yellowknife Education District #1,
  • Yellowknife Playschool Association,
  • Yellowknife Women’s Society,

Additionally, the below organizations received funding through the Emergency Community Support Program:

  • Children’s First Society
  • Gwich’in Tribal Council
  • NWT Disabilities Council
  • PWK High School
  • Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife
  • Side Door
  • Town of Hay River
  • West Point First Nation

Thank you again for all your support!

See full story: Our campaign is still open for further donations if you’d like to support the NWT’s COVID-19 response