GNWT Launches 'Building a Stronger You' Campaign

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (October 19, 2022) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wants  residents to be aware that COVID-19 and other communicable illnesses are still present and continue to spread. In order to encourage residents to protect themselves by strengthening their immune system, the GNWT is launching a multifaceted campaign called “Building a Stronger You!”.

It is important for us to stay vigilant and take small but vital steps to protect our health and wellbeing. Boosting your immune system is a simple way to make sure your body is ready to fight any illnesses that you come in contact with.

Healthy immune systems are built by:

  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Eating foods that are nourishing
  • Exercising regularly
  • Spending time outdoors or getting out on the land
  • Staying hydrated
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Minimizing stress
  • Reducing substance use (alcohol, drugs, and tobacco)
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Practicing good hygiene

In addition to developing a healthy immune system, staying up to date on immunizations, is another way to protect yourself and those around you from preventable diseases and severe outcomes. Check out the NWT Immunization Schedule for more information.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we learned a lot about different ways to protect ourselves and our communities from illness. The GNWT encourages all residents to follow current recommendations and maintain healthy habits like, wash your hands often, wear a mask in public, practice social distancing, and stay home when you’re sick.

Visit the Health and Social Services website for more information about healthy habits, developing healthy immune systems, immunizations, and COVID-19 recommendations.


For media requests, please contact:

Jeremy Bird

Manager, Communications

Health and Social Services                                                                                

Government of the Northwest Territories

[email protected]

Phone Number 867-767-9052 ext. 49034

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