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The following boards are looking for members:

How do I apply?

Fill out the application form and submit along with your resume via email or mail.



Board Appointments

Department of Environment and Climate Change

Government of the Northwest Territories

PO Box 1320

Yellowknife, NT

X1A 2L9


Public boards play an important role, from providing advice to government to managing public programs. For the public boards to fulfill their mandate, they must be made up of members who are qualified for the position and are committed to undertake the work of the board.

The role of boards in land, water, and natural resource management in the NWT

Natural resource management in the Northwest Territories is an integrated system composed of land use planning, environmental impact assessment, regulatory approvals, and cumulative impact monitoring. Land, Water and Resource management and advisory boards are an integral part of this system.

Land resource and self-government agreements, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) and the Waters Act (WA) require the participation of federal and territorial governments, and Indigenous governments and organizations on boards.

The GNWT’s role in public boards

The Government of the Northwest Territories is responsible for making nominations or appointments to a variety of public committees, boards and councils (public boards). These public boards have been created through legislation, intergovernmental agreements, or government policy. Appointments are made by Cabinet, the Commissioner in Executive Council or the responsible Minister

Apply for a board

The department currently accepts applications for several memberships on the various land, water and resource management boards across the NWT. 

Learn about board roles, time commitments, and per diems: