My Community Matters

Community governments in the Northwest Territories are struggling to survive an annual shortfall of almost $40 million. This is 37% less than what they need to provide the services we all depend on in our communities. Clean drinking water, sanitation services, recreation, roads and infrastructure are at risk when community governments lack the funding required for these services. This means that communities also lack the resiliency required to handle climate change and ensure that our hometowns are vibrant, resilient, safe, and attractive places to live.

Did you know?

Did you know that community government spending has a significant impact on the territorial economy, as well as on the day-to-day well-being of community residents? The Conference Board of Canada evaluated the economic impacts of community spending on the territorial economy, and found that the value added by spending at the community level was much higher than dollars invested at the territorial or federal level.


Below are the 2021 Resolutions from the 2021 NWTAC AGM held virtually, February 25 – 27, 2021

Resolution Responses

Territorial & Federal Advocacy


2023 Territorial Election

2023 Territorial Election Priorities

Questions for Territorial Candidates 2023 Election

Answers to Candidate Questions by Region

Deh Cho

  • Ronald Bonnetrouge
  • Richard C. Lafferty
  • Steven Vandell
  • Sheryl Yakeleya

Frame Lake

Great Slave (YK)

Hay River North

  • Greg McMeekin
  • RJ Simpson
  • Michael Wallington
  • Hans Wiedemann

Hay River South

Inuvik Boot Lake

  • Diane Archie
  • Denny Rodgers
  • Sallie Ross

Inuvik Twin Lakes

  • Lenora McLeod
  • Lesa Semmler

Kam Lake

  • Caitlin Cleveland

Mackenzie Delta

  • Frederick Blake Jr
  • George Nerysoo
  • Richard Ross Jr.


  • Jane Weyallon Armstrong



  • Lucy Kuptana
  • Vince Teddy

Range Lake

  • Aaron Reid
  • Kieron Testart
  • Nicole Sok


  • Paulie Chinna
  • Danny McNeely
  • Delphine Pierrot


  • Connie Benwell
  • Jay MacDonald
  • Frieda Martselos

Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh

Yellowknife Centre

  • Ambelem (Ambe) Chenemu
  • Robert Hawkins
  • Matthew Spence

Yellowknife North

Yellowknife South


2021 Federal Election

2021 Federal Election Platform

Questions for Federal Candidates 2021 Election

Answers to candidates questions – McLeod

Answers to candidates questions – Groenewegen

Answers to candidates questions – Laufer

Answers to candidates questions – Kotchilea
Federal Priorities