Bell Let's Talk Announcement

Northwestel partners with Bell Let's Talk and the Government of the Northwest Territories to pledge $500,000 in support of Strongest Families Institute.

 Representatives from the three organizations made the announcement during a joint press conference on January 15, 2020 in Yellowknife. Funding spread over the next five years will help the Strongest Families Institute to provide extended telephone-based mental health support to families living throughout the Northwest Territories.

“As a longstanding partner of Bell Let's Talk and a passionate supporter of mental health in the North, Northwestel is proud to be involved in today's announcement," said Northwestel President Curtis Shaw in a press release. "Mental health affects all of us, and I want to thank Bell Let’s Talk, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Strongest Families Institute for the work they are doing to make mental health a priority in our communities."

“The announcement of this investment allows us to provide our skill-based programs, that are proven to overcome mental health issues to NWT residents. Equipping people with life skills will lead to a healthier future. Through today’s announcement of matched funding, together we will improve the well-being of those in need of assistance” said Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, President and CEO of Strongest Families Institute.

 Programs and support through the Strongest Families Institute will be available in both English and French when programming in Northwest Territories is officially launched later this month. For more information please visit  Strongest Families Institute.


Northwestel’s Vice-President of Business Markets - Paul Gillard, Diane Thom - Minister of Health and Social Service NWT, Mary Deacon - Chair of Bell Let’s Talk and Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie - President and CEO of the Strongest Families Institute​