Caroline Wawzonek

First elected as the Member for Yellowknife South in 2019, Caroline Wawzonek was acclaimed for a second term in the 2023 Territorial Election. This is her second term as a Member of Cabinet.

Minister Wawzonek was born in Calgary, AB and has called Yellowknife home since 2007. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary in 2000 and obtained a law degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2005.

Upon being called to the Law Society of the NWT, Ms. Wawzonek started her own criminal law practice and appeared at all levels of court in the NWT. Ms. Wawzonek’s criminal law practice brought her to communities across the territory as she travelled regularly on circuit court. After five years of solo practice, Ms. Wawzonek joined the law firm of Dragon Toner and practiced in general litigation until becoming a candidate in the election for the 19th Assembly.

Minister Wawzonek and her spouse have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys running and paddle-boarding.

Last modified: 
December 20, 2023