Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Help Line
The Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Help Line has been committed to “helping people help themselves” since it first started taking calls in 1990. Volunteers are trained to provide information and confidential counseling to northerners 365 days a year in English, French, and Inuktitut.
In 2014, Northwestel made a multi-year commitment to provide the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Help Line with both cash and in-kind telecommunication services to support the help line’s mission to lend a non-judgmental ear to northerners in need. Our support will be earmarked for the development and delivery of training initiatives for the help line’s volunteers.
NWT Soccer Association
The Northwest Territories Soccer Association is a 100% volunteer-run organization that supports the development of grassroots soccer in the N.W.T. Over the past 10 years, it has become the NWT’s largest sport governing body, providing opportunities for people of all ages to become more involved in one of the world’s most popular sports.
Northwestel has been partnered with the NWT Soccer Association since 2013. Our sponsorship provides equipment and uniforms for players, coaches and referees; helps pay for accommodations, rental space, travel, advertising, and food costs; and, supports summer camps and awards such as Coach of the Year, Northwestel Volunteer of the Year, Athlete of the Year, and the Paul Stipdonk Memorial – Life Member Award.
The Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation & the Stanton Territorial Hospital
The Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation is focused on raising funds to improve patient care, purchase equipment, and fulfill other requirements related to the vision of “Working Together for a Healthy North.”
Northwestel has been partnered with the Foundation since 1999. The Northwestel Festival of Giving Gala has helped to raise funds for essential equipment, resource books, mattress overlays, diagnostic imaging tools, and various types of furniture and electronics. The 2014 Festival raised attracted over 300 attendees and raised $145,000.The “Dutch Auction” portion of the gala helped raise the remaining funds required for the hospital to provide shoulder arthroscopy surgery.
Northwestel also added another $180,000 to previous cash and in-kind donations of more than $270,000.
Yukon Arts Centre
The Yukon Arts Centre is a not-for profit-organization dedicated to showcasing and developing the arts in the Yukon. It has hosted almost 1,000 performances and provided a venue for Yukon people to express their creativity through performance arts, visual arts, and public programming.
The Northwestel Art Lovers Series is a highlight of our sponsorship, with evenings of theatre, dance and music guaranteed to satisfy all tastes.
Our sponsorship of the Yukon Arts Centre is just one example of Northwestel’s long-standing dedication to supporting the arts in the North.
Yukon Hospital Foundation
For more than 10 years, the Yukon Hospital Foundation has strived to improve healthcare for the people of the Yukon. In that time, it has raised over $6 million thanks to the generosity of countless Yukoners and community partners.
Northwestel has partnered with the Foundation to support events such as the Festival of Trees—a celebration that combines warmth, Christmas spirit, and a sense of community to raise money for quality healthcare in the Yukon. On the 10th anniversary of the Festival of Trees, Northwestel announced that we would be committing to another five-year agreement to contribute $450,000 towards the Yukon Hospital Foundation’s efforts, increasing our lifetime contribution to more than $1 million. This is the largest single sponsorship in Northwestel’s history.
Our support of the Foundation has helped to purchase equipment for operating rooms, pediatrics, maternity care, heart monitoring, and digital x-ray, as well as a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner for the Whitehorse General Hospital. The purchase of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine in 2013 is perhaps the Foundation’s most significant accomplishment. With this infrastructure now in place, over 500 Yukon residents every year should receive more convenient and timely access to MRI scans.
Northwestel is committed to our partnership with the Yukon Hospital Foundation and looks forward to many more years of helping it realize its vision of a brighter, healthier future for all Yukoners.