New Workers' Advisor Appointed for the Northwest Territories

November 30, 2016
News Releases

Yellowknife (November 30, 2016) – Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) Glen Abernethy announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Scott as the Workers’ Advisor for the Northwest Territories today.

Mr. Scott comes with an extensive educational background and many years of experience, ranging from media and production to expert negotiator and mediator.


“We are pleased to announce Mr. Scott’s appointment to the Workers’ Advisor position. This position is important in helping workers navigate the workers’ compensation system and we are confident Mr. Scott will have a positive impact during his appointment. We also take this time to thank Mr. Garry Tkachuk for his service over the last three years and we wish him success in his future endeavors”
- Glen Abernethy, Minister Responsible for Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Quick Facts

  • The Workers’ Advisor is appointed by the Minister under subsection 107.(3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • The Workers’ Advisor helps workers and others understand the Act and make claims for compensation.
  • The Workers’ Advisor is independent from, and does not form part of, the WSCC.


Related Links

Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Workers’ Compensation Act

Media Inquiries

Charlotte Digness
Media and Communications Coordinator
Cabinet Communications
Department of Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
Ph: (867) 767-9140 ext. 11092