Risk Management and Insurance

The Risk Management & Insurance Section of the Department of Finance is responsible for administering the Government of the Northwest Territories' risk management and insurance programs.

In cooperation with client departments, boards and agencies, Risk Management & Insurance works to minimize exposure to human, physical and financial loss. Core services include:

Risk Management Consultation:

  • Risk Identification

  • Risk Evaluation

  • Risk Control

  • Risk Transfer

Loss Control Analysis and Consultation:

  • Loss Control Inspections

  • Playground Inspections

Property Appraisal Program

GNWT’s Insurance & Self Insurance Programs:

  • Claims Administration (Investigation, Negotiation and Settlement)

  • Inventory and Insurance Administration for the GNWT’s Mobile Equipment & Automobile Fleet

  • Purchase of insurance policies to address Client’s unique Exposures

  • Purchase of Capital Project Insurance under an Owner's Program

Contract Review:

  • Insurance Requirements and Wordings

  • Risk Transfer Requirements

  • Indemnity Clause review

  • Authority for Insurance Requirement Waivers

  • Review of Contractors’ Insurance Policies

For the Public

The Risk Management & Insurance section of the Department of Finance is responsible for administering the Government of the Northwest Territories’ insurance program. This includes investigating claims against the Government for situations where third parties believe the Government is responsible for damage to their vehicles or other property.

Please submit your claim, in writing, to:

Risk Management & Insurance

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO BOX 1320

You can also fax your claim to 867-920-4357, or email it to risk_fin@gov.nt.ca

NOTE: To properly investigate your claim, please include your full contact information (address, telephone and email), the date of the incident, any other people involved, where it happened, what happened and why you believe the Government is responsible. Photographs and estimates of damage are also helpful. We will contact you within 1 business day to acknowledge receipt of your claim and will provide a written response as soon as we have concluded our investigation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Risk Management and Insurance directly at 867-767-9177, extension 15263 or 867-767-9177, extension 15260.