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THE NWT ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITIES ATTENDED THE

SECOND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

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June 2, 2017 – The second edition of the Local Government Summit was held yesterday in Ottawa, in advance of a conference for provincial and territorial ministers of municipal affairs scheduled for July in Regina. Saskatchewan municipal association presidents Ray Orb (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities) and Gordon Barnhart (Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association) co-chaired the summit of municipal association presidents from Canadian provinces and territories.

The summit reaffirmed three fundamental principles to build a new relationship between provincial/territorial and community governments.

First, recognizing the role of local governments is essential. Several Canadian provinces are moving in this direction. Quebec’s Bill 122 and New Brunswick Bill 44 are the most recent example of progressive legislation in this regard.

Second, it is important to continue to strengthen the partnership between the two orders of government. This relationship must be based on an ongoing dialogue on the issues and increasing community authority and responsibilities.

Third, the rapidly evolving role and responsibilities of today’s communities require an in-depth review of their revenue sources. Currently available revenue sources are no longer appropriate for Canadian municipalities.

It was great to meet my colleagues from across Canada and listen to their challenges. Even with our unique challenges in the NWT like climate change, our communities are very much facing similar fiscal pressures. We look forward to strengthening what is already a strong relationship with our Territorial Government.” stated Charles Furlong, the newly re-elected President of the NWT Association of Communities.

Presidents of provincial and territorial associations concluded the meeting with a commitment to continue these annual meetings and the ongoing dialogue on our common issues. They also agreed to undertake further work on the various sources of income of municipalities across the country to find the best tools for community development. For more information please contact, Sara Brown, Chief Executive Officer at (867) 873-8359 or sara@nwtac.com

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NWT Association of Communities
Nicole Spencer
Communications & Policy Coordinator
 1.867.873.8359  or 1.867.445.9609

Youth Ambassadors Bring New Perspectives to NWTAC Annual General Meeting 

Youth Ambassadors from across the Northwest Territories added immense value to annual meeting, which brings together territory-wide elected officials, four orders of government representatives, and private sector partners.  

Youth Ambassadors brought fresh perspectives and a keen interest in local government to the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this month. The NWTAC AGM, which is the largest gathering of its kind in the territory, partnered with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) to integrate youth ambassadors into key elements of the program.

Program Coordinator Ian Legaree of MACA was impressed by the Youth Ambassadors, noting that “this Youth Ambassador project was an excellent opportunity for youth participants to learn first-hand about the importance of community government in the NWT, and how it positively impacts the well-being of all Northerners.”

In addition to learning the basic functions of local governments, the Youth Ambassadors were able to attend sessions of the AGM dealing with community issues, putting forward and passing resolutions, and interacting with other levels of government. On the final day of meetings, the Ambassadors helped greet delegates, participated in the Minister’s Open Discussion Session, and addressed the delegates at large as part of the meeting’s closing comments.

“It was an absolute pleasure to partner with MACA on the Youth Ambassador Program”, said NWTAC President Charles Furlong. “It was very encouraging to see the level of interest in local government processes among younger members of our communities. Youth play a critical role in building capacity in our communities and creating a shared vision for our future, and they are a constant reminder of the vast potential within the communities of the Northwest Territories.”

A testament to youth engagement and to the keen interest of the Ambassadors in advocating for their peers, questions brought forward to Ministers spoke to issues of education and fostering career opportunities for young people. Ministers and delegates were appreciative of the perspectives and dynamic contributed by the Youth Ambassadors, and were particularly impressed by the eloquence and enthusiasm they demonstrated.

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
1.867.873.8359
shannon@nwtac.com

Municipal and Community Affairs
Jay Boast
Communications & Website Advisor
1.867.767.9162 ext. 21044
Jay_Boast@gov.nt.ca

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Northwest Territories Association of Communities Celebrates Milestone 50th Annual General Meeting

 Over 100 delegates from across the territory, including youth ambassadors, gather for packed agenda over 3-day event May 5-8, 2016

YELLOWKNIFE (May 5, 2016) – The Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) welcomed over 100 delegates to the milestone 50th Annual General Meeting today in Yellowknife. This event marks a half century of advocacy, unity, and strengthening communities for the organization, which was formed in 1966 by the communities of Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, and Inuvik.

“This is an occasion for celebration,” said NWTAC President Charles Furlong. “The Association of Communities has grown from four members to now representing all 33 community governments of the territory. Together, we have a strong, unified voice, and the Annual General Meeting is the opportunity to meet and exercise that voice through the passing of resolutions. While we have many identified priorities for the future and much still to accomplish, this is an opportunity to reflect on our many accomplishments and to take pride in the solidarity that we have established as an association.”

The NWTAC was originally founded to promote the exchange of information among the Community Governments of the Northwest Territories, and to provide a united front for the realization of goals. To this end, the 50th AGM will include presentations from various government organizations and industry partners, updates from staff on the past year, a Healthy Living Fair, and the much-anticipated Open Discussion Session with GNWT Ministers. This year, the NWTAC is pleased to welcome Ministers McLeod, Cochrane, Abernethy, Schumann, and Sebert to this session, as well as a number of Regular MLAs to the rest of the meeting.

NWTAC Board Members, staff, and delegates are also pleased this year to welcome youth ambassadors from various communities across the north. This program, undertaken jointly with our partners at MACA, will introduce youth aged 16-24 to local government processes and invite their participation in various elements over the course of the meeting.

The AGM also includes a celebratory 50th anniversary banquet on Saturday, May 7, 2016, which will include the annual awards distributed by the Association for outstanding contributions and achievements in communities of the NWT. The NWTAC is encouraged by the ongoing active participation of its member communities, and looks forward to a productive set of meetings.

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
Before May 5, 2015:   1.867.873.8359
May 5-10, 2015:          1.867.444.8623 or 1.867.445.9609
shannon@nwtac.com

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GNWT committed to protecting community funding in 2016-17 budget

YELLOWKNIFE (April 12, 2016) — The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) emphasized its commitment to strong community governments in a meeting with the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) last month.

Premier Bob McLeod met with NWTAC board members on March 21, on behalf of Municipal and Community Affairs Minister Robert C. McLeod, to advise them that protecting community government funding will be a priority for the GNWT in the development of its upcoming 2016-2017 budget. The Premier also commended the organization for its work on the review and updating of the community funding formula, although this updated funding formula has yet to be implemented.

The GNWT will continue to work with communities and the NWTAC as it develops its fiscal plans to ensure that community governments have the necessary support to deliver programs and services to their residents while recognizing the GNWT’s need to bring expenditures into line with revenues.

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“We understand the uncertainty that the fiscal framework creates for NWT communities. If we don’t make expenditure reductions now, we will have to take more drastic action in the near future that may have serious implications for core programs including community funding. By reducing total spending to protect core services and programs and generate cash to make infrastructure investments, we will be able to lower the cost of living and support the NWT economy better. Without action on expenditures, we are facing a future that is not fiscally sustainable and will provide no flexibility to make strategic investments in capital or enhance programs and services. Taking control of our fiscal future begins with this Assembly and this upcoming budget.”

– Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories

“The Northwest Territories Association of Communities continues to stress the importance of fair funding at the community level, and the multiplied value of dollars invested in communities. Community governments are chronically under-funded, and our work with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) has demonstrated this gap. We are encouraged by the commitment of the 18th Legislative Assembly to develop a strategy to close the gap in funding levels to meet core community needs, and will remain available to support this priority. We appreciate the difficult fiscal position of the Government of the Northwest Territories and will work closely with our partners at all levels of government to maximize resources for all 33 communities of the territory.”

– Charles Furlong, President of the Northwest Territories Association of Communities

Quick Fact

  • In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the GNWT provided NWT communities with $84.1 million in formula funding, under the Community Government Funding Policy.   The current funding policies, while containing methodology that provides funding certainty for community governments, have not kept pace with inflation and the community’s operational requirements.
  • Community government funding levels for 2016-2017 will be identified in the upcoming budget, expected to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly during the May-June Session. Funding will not be confirmed until the Assembly has voted to approve the proposed budget.
  • In 2014 the GNWT and NWTAC began reviewing and updating the community funding formula. Implementation of the review results will be subject to GNWT efforts to create necessary fiscal flexibility and address the current gap between revenues and expenditures.
  • The 2014 Community Funding Review undertaken by MACA and the NWTAC demonstrated that communities in the Northwest Territories are chronically under-funded by 37%, which amounts to almost $40 million annually.

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Media Inquiries

Andrew Livingstone
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320 Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867) 767-9140 ext. 11091
Cell: (867) 447-0443
Fax: (867) 873-0169
E-mail: andrew_livingstone@gov.nt.ca
Web: www.gov.nt.ca

Shannon Crawley
Communications and Policy Coordinator
Northwest Territories Association of Communities
Suite 200, 5105 50 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1S1
Tel: (867)873-8359
Toll Free: 1-966-973-8359
Fax: (867) 873-3042
E-mail: shannon@nwtac.com

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NWTAC Presses MLA Candidates on Community Issues

 Candidates across the Northwest Territories asked to state positions on community funding gap, prioritizing community governments, and resiliency towards climate change

YELLOWKNIFE (November 16, 2015) – The Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) has posed a series of questions to candidates for Member of Legislative Assembly in the forthcoming territorial election on November 23, 2015. These questions relate primarily to the crippling funding shortage faced by Northwest Territories communities each year, totaling $40 million annually.

Among other questions, candidates were asked to state their position on the current funding formula, their willingness to make community needs and funding a priority in the 18th Legislative Assembly, and their plan for making communities resilient against imminent challenges like climate change. The questionnaire, along with a variety of informational material developed by the NWTAC, was sent by e-mail to all candidates. Their responses, along with a list of candidates who failed to respond, are available on the NWTAC website at www.nwtac.com/resources/election-resources.

Through these responses, voters will gain a clear perception of how community issues rank in the priorities of MLA candidates. The NWTAC urges candidates to make community funding a priority of the 18th Legislative Assembly, and has completed extensive research demonstrating the exponential benefits of investment at the community level. More information about the funding gap and its impact on communities can be found at www.nwtac.com/your-community-matters.

The NWTAC encourages all constituents of the Northwest Territories to vote in the upcoming territorial election, and use their votes to speak up for their communities.

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
1.867.873.8359
shannon@nwtac.com

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Conference Board of Canada Study Confirms
Multiplier Effect of Community pending 

Analysis concludes that dollars invested in community governments add significant value to economy through job creation, wage contributions, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

YELLOWKNIFE (August 11, 2015) – A report released by the Conference Board of Canada has confirmed the value-added to the territorial economy of investment in community-level governments. Entitled “Economic Impacts of Community Spending on the Territorial Economy”, the report takes into account the impacts of current community government spending levels as well as the potential benefits of increased funding as per the results of the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)’s Funding Review.

In early 2015, MACA released a Community Funding Review which determined that community governments in the Northwest Territories are chronically under-funded by almost $40 million each year. This represents a gap of 37% less than what communities require to adequately provide services, maintain infrastructure and assets, and remain resilient against future challenges. Existing community funding levels were shown to directly contribute an annual average of $55.6 million to the territorial GDP, with additional contributions through employment and capital expenditures.

“We’ve known for years, anecdotally, that community-level funding makes sense,” noted NWTAC Chief Executive Officer Sara Brown. “This report provides concrete figures that show how important our communities are for residents’ well-being, and for the overall social, cultural, and economic health of the territory. We hope that this new information will support the Government of the Northwest Territories in re-evaluating the funding formula for our communities.”

In addition to the economic benefits of community-level investment on the territorial economy, community programs and services impact the wellness of residents, strengthen social and cultural capital, and directly affect the quality of life of community members. The Statistics Canada multiplier analysis demonstrated the potential that additional community funding would bring to the territorial economy, particularly highlighting the increase value in community-level investment versus equal amounts invested at the territorial or federal levels.

To view the report in full, please visit www.nwtac.com/your-community-matters or contact the NWTAC for a hard copy. 

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
1.867.873.8359
shannon@nwtac.com

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Tri-party Meetings Focus on Supporting NWT Community Governments

YELLOWKNIFE (June 19, 2015) – On June 15-16, 2015 the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) hosted the NWT Association of Communities (NWTAC), the Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT), and community government representatives to discuss ongoing partnerships and how we can improve supports for community governments in the Northwest Territories.

The goal of the meetings was to strengthen partnerships through shared understanding of mandate, roles, and responsibilities in supporting community governments. Through these regular tri-party meetings all partner organizations can examine areas of overlap to build partnerships as well as share successes and challenges in developing best practices in community governance.

“The NWTAC and LGANT are critical partners in providing quality training, services, and supports to community governments across the NWT. Together we will continue to support our stakeholders and build capacity in community governments across the territory,” said Tom R. Williams, Deputy Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs.

Delegates at the meeting also took time to discuss ongoing training programs for community governments, and the fall election season that will see elections held federally, territorially and with a number of municipalities.  The meetings also explored options for enhancing support and providing better communication to community governments and residents.

“One of the key factors in maintaining such an effective partnership is evaluating progress and trying to find areas for improvement. All three organizations are working together to strengthen community governments and community governance throughout the territory.” said Grant Hood, President of LGANT.

MACA, NWTAC and LGANT committed to continue regular and ongoing discussions to improve the service and support provided to community governments.

“Our common relationships are based on trust, respect and open communication, which is essential in our collective efforts to improve community governments”, said Charles Furlong, Mayor of Aklavik and President of the NWTAC.

Continuing to have joint discussions with our stakeholders and partner organizations supports the goals of the 17th Legislative Assembly of a strong and independent north built on partnerships, and supporting sustainable, vibrant and safe communities.

For more information, contact:

David Maguire
Communications and Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 920-3092

Shannon Crawley
Communications and Policy Coordinator
Northwest Territories Association of Communities
Phone: (867) 873-8359 ext. 3

Brad Heath
Program Coordinator
Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 765-5630

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Northwest Territories Association of Communities Launches “My Community Matters” Campaign at 49th Annual General Meeting

 Campaign celebrates communities and highlights the immense benefits of adequately-funded community programs and essential service provision

HAY RIVER (May 8, 2015) The Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) 49th Annual General Meeting at K’atl’odeeche First Nation included an important announcement on Friday morning: the launch of the “My Community Matters” campaign.

Before a delegation of over 100 NWT Mayors, Chiefs, Councillors, elected officials, and observers, NWTAC Chief Executive Officer Sara Brown and Communications & Policy Coordinator Shannon Crawley introduced the campaign, which follows a comprehensive community funding review undertaken by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). This review found communities under-funded by almost $40 million annually, across such areas as infrastructure, water and sewer, and operating costs.

“My Community Matters” is a multi-faceted campaign calling on the Government of the Northwest Territories to commit to four key elements:

  • Increase the overall amount of funding provided to community governments, based on demonstrated need;
  • Modernize the community government funding formulas, based on recommendations from the 2014 funding review undertaken by MACA with support from the NWTAC;
  • Commit to indexing community government funding, as has been done with Federal Gas Tax funding; and
  • Continue to build and support community government capacity to ensure communities are resilient, vibrant, safe, and attractive places to live.

During the meeting, NWTAC President Charles Furlong noted that “through this campaign, we want to demonstrate to the territorial government that an investment in community governments is money well spent. Community governments provide essential programs and services that keep people safe and healthy, and deserve fair funding.” Yellowknife Councillor Bob Brooks echoed this position, commenting that “the only way community governments can provide the services people depend on is through adequate, indexed funding.”

The “My Community Matters” campaign is an opportunity for residents from across the territory to demonstrate the importance of, and highlight the wider impact of, programs and services provided by community governments.    

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:    

NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
867.873.8359
shannon@nwtac.com
www.nwtac.com

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Northwest Territories Association of Communities Anticipates Productive Annual General Meeting at the Hay River Reserve 

Organization is grateful to hosting community K’atl’odeeche First Nation, expects active participation from 100+ delegates and an effective, productive meeting

YELLOWKNIFE – (May 4, 2015) The Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC), together with host community K’atl’odeeche First Nation, is looking forward to welcoming over 100 delegates from across the territory to the 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) from May 7-10, 2015. With a packed agenda of diverse presenters, important discussion topics, and opportunities to meet with Members of Legislative Assembly, this AGM will provide an opportunity to celebrate community successes and collaborate towards community goals.

As many delegates will have attended the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Good Governance Conference immediately prior to the NWTAC AGM, the potential for community capacity building through learning, collaboration, and advocacy is particularly strong. The NWTAC is pleased to partner with MACA in facilitating the events, and appreciates the value of these meetings for delegates.

“To bring so many of our member community representatives together from all over the territory happens only once a year,” said NWTAC President Charles Furlong. “It’s a rare opportunity for us to work through a busy agenda and strive towards our common objectives. We’re always grateful for the time, resources, and positive energy that delegates bring to this event.”

The agenda for this year’s AGM includes presentations from various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories, industry representatives, and the eventful Open Discussion Session with GNWT Ministers, scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The NWTAC will further host evening social events including an opening night reception at the Ptarmigan Inn, and a banquet and auction at the Hay River Legion. Full agenda details are available on the website at www.nwtac.com.

Following the decision to move the AGM to K’atl’odeeche First Nation facilities, the NWTAC is anticipating a productive, peaceful event, unhindered by either party in the ongoing strike dispute. The organization remains committed to respecting the negotiation process and is confident that both parties appreciate and respect the value of attending the AGM for community representatives and their constituencies.

On behalf of staff and all attending delegates and guests, the Board of Directors thanks Chief Roy Fabian and K’atl’odeeche First Nation for their hospitality and flexibility in hosting the meeting with little notice. The NWTAC is pleased to ensure that businesses in the Hay River area such as hotels and transportation service providers will still benefit economically from the influx of delegates.  

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:    

NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
Before May 5, 2015:    1.867.873.8359
May 5-10, 2015:          1.867.444.8623 or 1.867.445.9609
shannon@nwtac.com

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Northwest Territories Association of Communities Board Moves to Relocate Annual General Meeting 

NWTAC’s commitment to remain neutral during ongoing strike negotiations between the Town of Hay River and the Union of Northern Workers prompted decision; move to retain economic benefit for Hay River businesses. 

YELLOWKNIFE (April 16, 2015) – On April 15, 2015, the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) Board of Directors voted to relocate the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be hosted at the facilities owned by member community K’atl’odeeche First Nation on the Hay River Reserve.

The decision was made in response to the ongoing strike by unionized employees of the Town of Hay River, and the commitment of the NWTAC to maintain neutrality and to respect the negotiation process. Arrangements will be made to accommodate this change and facilitate the requisite transportation and catering needs. This decision will ensure that the business owners in Hay River retain the economic benefit of the event, and that no additional changes are required for the travel and lodging of those from outside the area.

The AGM represents the largest meeting of its nature in the territory, and provides an opportunity for community-appointed representatives and elected officials to gather, converse, and collaborate. Members pass resolutions in the interests of communities, attend training sessions, and work together to shape the future of municipal government, taking this valuable information back to their municipalities.

“This meeting is undertaken for the benefit of all 33 communities in the territory,” said NWTAC CEO Sara Brown. “It’s a rare chance for a face-to-face conversation, an opportunity to collaborate, and to build the tools to overcome issues unique to each community. We’re optimistic that both the Mayor and Town Council of Hay River and the Union of Northern Workers will remain respectful of our meeting and those in attendance, allowing community representatives to take advantage of this important opportunity.”

The NWTAC AGM is scheduled for May 7-10, 2015, and will immediately follow the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Good Governance Conference on May 6 and 7, 2015.

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NWT Association of Communities
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
1.867.873.8359
Toll Free 1.866.973.8359
shannon@nwtac.com

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NWTAC Challenges Communities to Show Their Hometown Pride

Federation of Canadian Municipalities launches Hometown Proud Campaign, sharing and celebrating hometown stories from across Canada 

YELLOWKNIFE (December 5, 2014) – The Northwest Territories Association of Communities is eagerly challenging individuals and communities in the territory to promote, share, and celebrate their hometown stories in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Hometown Proud Campaign.

There are many elements that connect community members together and to their shared place, and the NWTAC is proud to support these stories. We invite our member communities to get involved in the FCM’s campaign, and are offering an incentive prize at the community and individual level.

The community with the highest overall percentage of participation will be awarded $5,000.00, to be used for recreation programming or a community event. We will also present one individual participant with a deluxe iPad, with both prizes donated by the Northern Communities Insurance Program.

“There’s so much to be proud of in our northern hometowns,” says NWTAC President Charles Furlong. “This is an opportunity for our community members to reflect on what makes their hometowns special, and what connects them to each other and to their places. We challenge all communities to get involved, promote the campaign, and celebrate the pride that we have.”

Until 12:00 p.m. ET on January 13, 2015, Canadian residents can visit hometownproud.fcm.ca or fierdevivreici.fcm.ca to submit an entry form and a single photo. There is no limit on the number of entries per person, and more information about entry details can be found on the webpage. Following the close of the contest, the winning individual and community will be announced and contacted.

The NWT Association of Communities was formed in 1966 to represent the interests of municipal governments in the Northwest Territories. It is the non-governmental organization providing a forum and unified voice for the public service aspirations of its members.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Shannon Crawley
Communications & Policy Coordinator
NWT Association of Communities
shannon@nwtac.com
1.867.873.8359
1.866.973.8359

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