Cabinet Committees

Committees of Cabinet consider issues in broad sectoral areas that often involve the mandates of multiple Ministers and departments. Cabinet Committee discussions help to coordinate the work of multiple departments, reduce internal silos and support Cabinet decision making.

Membership for the different Cabinet Committees include Ministers with an interest or responsibility in the subject matter considered by each Committee. All Cabinet Ministers have a standing invitation to attend meetings of each Committee of Cabinet. 


Energy and Climate Change

The Mandate of the Ministerial Energy and Climate Change Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Collaboration with other governments and organizations on addressing climate change;
  2. Options for climate change adaptation and mitigation;
  3. Energy policy;
  4. Making and incentivizing investments in alternative energy solutions; and
  5. Communications about government approaches to energy and climate change issues.

Chair: Hon. Robert R. McLeod

Terms of Reference


Education, Training and Youth

The Mandate of the Education, Training and Youth Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Early childhood development;
  2. K-12 support systems;
  3. Post-secondary education, trades-orientated learning, and northern educational institutions;
  4. Cultural education;
  5. Revitalizing Aboriginal languages; and
  6. Youth capacity building.

Chair: Hon. Alfred Moses

Terms of Reference


Cost of Living

The Mandate of the Cost of Living Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Safe and affordable housing;
  2. Solutions to address homelessness;
  3. Food security;
  4. Energy-efficient technologies in residential, commercial and public sectors;
  5. Production and transmission of renewable and alternative energy;
  6. Universal and affordable childcare; and
  7. Obtaining federal investment to reduce the cost of living.

Chair: Hon. Caroline Cochrane

Terms of Reference


Community Wellness and Safety

The Mandate of the Community Wellness and Safety Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Mental health and addictions;
  2. Seniors aging in place;
  3. Family and community wellness;
  4. Improved nutrition;
  5. Crime prevention and reduction;
  6. Healthy lifestyles and community leadership for youth;
  7. System sustainability and responsiveness.

Chair: Hon. Glen Abernethy

Terms of Reference


Infrastructure

The Mandate of the Infrastructure Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Public and private infrastructure in the territory;
  2. The strategic growth of infrastructure in the territory;
  3. The maintenance and modernization of infrastructure in the territory;
  4. Infrastructure planning and delivery.

Chair: Hon. Wally Schumann

Terms of Reference


Economy and Environment

The Mandate of the Economy and Environment Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Economic growth;
  2. Transportation infrastructure;
  3. Workforce development
  4. Supporting the mineral exploration and mining sector;
  5. Partnerships with northern and Aboriginal businesses;
  6. Invest in, and attracting investment in, renewable and non-renewable resources;
  7. Improving the coordination and effectiveness of resource management systems; and
  8. Land use and sustainability.

Chair: Hon. Robert C. McLeod

Terms of Reference


Priorities and Planning

The mandate of the Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet is to:

  1. Track and monitor government progress in addressing the priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly and the mandate of the Executive Council;
  2. Recommend whole-of-government approaches and priorities for consideration by Cabinet and/or the Financial Management Board; and
  3. Propose actions to ensure that government policies and initiatives are communicated in a manner that promotes awareness, openness and accountability.

Chair: Premier Bob McLeod

Terms of Reference


Governance

The Mandate of the Governance Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Resolving outstanding land claim and self-government agreements;
  2. Working in partnership with Aboriginal governments;
  3. Relationships with community governments;
  4. Implementing the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that fall within the jurisdiction of the territorial government;
  5. Advancing the principles and practices of open government; and
  6. Seeing more women in elected office.

Chair: Hon. Louis Sebert

Terms of Reference


Complete terms of reference for each Committee of Cabinet may be found in Appendix Seven of the Executive Council Submissions Handbook (PDF, 4.26 MB).