Government of the Northwest Territories

Diversity and Inclusion

GNWT Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

What is the GNWT Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion?

The GNWT Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (GACDI) provides advice to the Deputy Ministers’ Human Resources Committeeon improving access for designated employment equity groups in the Public Service by promoting awareness within the public service; working with departments, agencies and boards to find ways to remove and prevent barriers faced by these groups; and promote, support and increase the diversity within the GNWT workforce.

For more information on GACDI, please refer to the Terms of Reference.

What does the GNWT Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion?

GACDI advises on methods to:

  • Reduce stigma, and foster a spirit of inclusion and awareness among GNWT employees through educational and awareness of designated employment equity groups ; these groups being:

    • Women

    • Indigenous Aboriginal Persons (IEAC member if available)

    • Persons with disabilities

    • Visible minorities

    • LGBTQ2S+

  • Work with Non- governmental organizations to exchange information about programs and areas of importance to designated employment equity groups;

  • Work with departments, agencies and boards on activities that will lead to the elimination of barriers for individuals belonging to employment equity groups in the workplace;

  • Promote, support and increase representation of underrepresented groups with the GNWT workforce.

Who are the members of the GNWT Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion?

GACDI includes one Chair and two members from each of the five regions in the Northwest Territories (Beaufort Delta, Sahtu, North Slave, South Slave, and Deh Cho) plus two members to represent Yellowknife.

GACDI is chaired by a delegate appointed by the Deputy Minister of the Department of Finance.