Have Your Say on Affirmative Action in the GNWT
February 7, 2023
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is seeking input from Indigenous governments, Indigenous organizations, and residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) to replace its Affirmative Action Policy with an Indigenous Employment Policy and an Employment Equity Policy.
An Indigenous Employment Policy will prioritize hiring persons who are descendants of the Dene, Inuit, or Métis people, indigenous to the present boundaries of the NWT. An Employment Equity Policy will afford preferred hiring status to Indigenous Canadians, racialized persons, persons living with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, and long-term northerners.
Residents are encouraged to complete the online survey available on the GNWT’s Have Your Say engagement website. The GNWT will host public engagement sessions in the following communities:
Feb 8 – Hay River
Feb 9 – Fort Resolution
Feb 21 – Tuktoyaktuk
Feb 22 – Inuvik
Feb 28 – Fort Simpson
March 6 – Délı̨nę
March 13 – Behchokǫ̀
March 15 – Łutselk’e
March 23 – Yellowknife
More information on the proposed changes and how to participate is available at: https://haveyoursay.nwt-tno.ca/review-of-affirmative-action-policy.
For media requests, please contact:
Senior Communications Officer
Department of Finance