The Victims Assistance Committee advises the Minister of Justice on policies for the provision of services for victims of crime and makes recommendations on the distribution of the Victims Assistance Fund.
The Committee also supports assisting victims in bringing their views and concerns to the attention of the courts; ensuring the safety of victims; and training for police, health, social service and others as to the needs and concerns of victims.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Justice
Victims of Crime Act (NWT)
The Committee is composed of three members.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternates to the Committee
The Chairperson is designated by the Minister of Justice from amongst the members.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is two members.
A member holds office for a term not to exceed three years, as specified in the appointment.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Committee meets in person once a year and holds meetings and/or teleconference on an as required basis.
Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.
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.
A member of the Committee who is associated with a person, organization or institution that is being considered for funding shall disclose that association.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Member||Dr. Graham Arts||2020-10-15||2023-10-14||1st term||Minister of Justice|
|2. Chair||Gladys MacPherson||2021-05-08||2024-05-07||1st term||Minister of Justice|
|3. Member||Gladys MacPherson||2021-05-08||2024-05-07||4th term||Minister of Justice|
|4. Member||Janine Harvey||2020-10-15||2023-10-14||1st term||Minister of Justice|