The objective of this campaign is to engage youth and young adults living in all regions of the NWT in interactive, hands‐on opportunities to learn about different components of health and wellness, and to use new ways to reach these audiences.
The short‐term outcomes of this project are:
- NWT youth have increased knowledge of important health and wellness issues, and have access to an up‐to‐date repository of health information.
- NWT youth express increased confidence in their personal health decisions;
- NWT youth have increased opportunities to share, discuss, and learn about health and wellness in a safe and supportive environment;
- Dialogues about health and wellness are taken out of the classroom, encouraging a whole‐life approach to health maintenance;
- NWT youth are given opportunities to show leadership in health and wellness in their communities;
- NWT youth have strengthened self‐care, leadership, and relationship skills;
- Strengthened communications, coordination, and collaboration between the GNWT and regional/community wellness actors.
The long‐term outcomes of this project are:
- NWT youth become better problem solvers, and show enhanced self‐efficacy in terms of their personal health and wellness decisions, and in exhibiting leadership to others;
- NWT youth express pride and confidence in their health behaviours;
- NWT youth experience improved physical health and well‐being, and stronger social and emotional development;
- NWT youth feel connected to their community, to each other, to health providers and other supports.