Supporting young people in the Northwest Territories
First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples make up over 50% of the population in the Northwest Territories. Through Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People, we’re affirming our commitment to Indigenous youth in the Northwest Territories, Inuvialuit and across the country.
The Northwest Territories is also home to many of our volunteer Crisis Responders and remote counsellors. We’re working within the Northwest Territories to raise awareness among youth and engage the community to support and partner in our mission. But young people need you to help ensure they always have a safe place to turn in any moment of crisis or need.
In 2018, the top issues we heard about from young people in the Northwest Territories include:
- mental/emotional health
- peer and partner relationships
- family changes and relationships
- financial, legal information and independent living
- physical violence or abuse
In 2018, 91% of counselling sessions with youth in the Northwest Territories was done via Live Chat — the highest of any province or territory.
The Northwest Territories has the highest per capita service usage at 22 contacts from youth per every 1,000 young people aged five to 25.
We’re working together with our donors, volunteers, corporate sponsors, community leaders and more to ensure we can continue to show up for youth from coast to coast to coast.