I will prioritize policies that invest in the infrastructure needs of Yellowknife and take action on poverty, homelessness and addictions in our communities.
- Close the funding gap for our communities by investing an additional $25 million over 4 years in municipal infrastructure. This investment will create jobs and support healthy, well-maintained and vibrant communities that will encourage people to come and stay in the North.
- A $2 million Territorial Treatment Centre in Yellowknife with clinically based and culturally appropriate residential treatment programs to address the addictions and mental health needs of Northerners.
- Increased funding of $400,000 to the Housing First Initiative in Yellowknife and partner with the federal government, NGOs and private sector to implement immediate solutions to homelessness in our communities.
- Pilot a Wellness Navigator Program that serves as a single point of entry for residents in need of support from multiple programs and agencies.