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Natural Resources Conservation Trust Fund Board of Trustees

Overview

Function

The Board of Trustees manages the fund established to promote through education, research and demonstration, the wise use of renewable resources; awareness, enhancement and protection of the environment; and use of the most efficient and most effective methods of trapping wildlife.

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Authority

Natural Resources Conservation Trust Act (NWT)

Board Composition

The Board is composed of not fewer than three members and not more than five members.  

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members on the Board.

Chairperson

The Chairperson is designated by the Minister from amongst the Board members.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

Quorum is three members.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources under section 3(2) of the Natural Resources Conservation Trust Act (NWT).

Term Duration

A member holds office for a term of two years and may be eligible for reappointment.

Time and Travel Requirements

The Board shall meet at least once a year.

Remuneration

Each member, who is not a member of the public service, shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.  

Each member who is a member of the public service shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses.

The Chairperson shall receive an honorarium and shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses whether or not the he or she is a member of the public service.

Category - Advisory

Chairperson - up to $300 per diem

Member - up to $250 per diem

Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings

Other Considerations

The Minister may provide employees of the public service as the Board considers necessary to assist the Board.

The Board shall make bylaws governing its proceedings, subject to Ministerial approval.

The Board may establish criteria and procedures for submissions to the Board for funding.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Chair (Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
2. Member (Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
3. Member (Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
4. Member (Vacant - 2 year term) Minister of Environment and Natural Resources

(Board details as of Nov 15, 2019)