The objectives of the Status of Women Council is to play an important role in developing awareness of issues affecting the status of women, promoting changes so that women may enjoy equality of opportunity in all aspects of society and to advise the Minister on relevant issues.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Status of Women Council Act (NWT)
The Council shall be composed of five to nine members, as the Minister considers appropriate.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternates on the Board.
The Minister shall designate a member as President of the Council.
The Minister shall designate two members as Vice-Presidents of the Council.
The Act is silent on quorum.
A member shall be appointed to a term of not less than one year and not more than three years, to be determined at the time of appointment.
A member who has served on the Council for two consecutive terms is ineligible for reappointment.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Council may hold its meetings in any place in the Northwest Territories. The Council shall meet at least twice a year, in March and October, and hold several conference calls as required.
Subject to any directive issued under section 78 of the Financial Administration Act, members shall be paid the remuneration and expenses that the Council determines.
Members shall represent the women of the Northwest Territories and their interests, the cultural diversity of the Territories, the regions of the Territories and Territorial women's organizations.
Where there is a vacancy on the Council and the remaining number of members is less than five,
a) the Minister shall, within 90 days of the vacancy occurring, fill the vacancy; and
b) where the vacancy occurs because the term of a member has expired, the member shall remain in office until the vacancy is filled.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
(Beaufort Delta region)
(designated as Vice-President on Feb. 2, 2018)
|2017-08-19||2020-08-18||1st term||Minister responsible for the Status of Women Council|
(South Slave region)
|Andrea Steed||2017-12-06||2020-12-05||1st term||Minister responsible for the Status of Women Council|
(North Slave region)
|(Vacant - 3 year term)||Minister responsible for the Status of Women Council|
|Martina Norwegian||2019-06-01||2022-05-31||2nd term||Minister responsible for the Status of Women Council|
|Catherine Mackeinzo-Taylor||2017-12-06||2020-12-05||1st term||Minister responsible for the Status of Women Council|
|Violet Camsell-Blondin||2019-06-01||2022-05-31||2nd term||Minister responsible for the Status of Women Council|