2017 Conference and AGM

Resilience Through Building Capacity

Preconference Session: Monday, October 2, 2017
Conference: Tuesday, October 3 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Yellowknife, NT | Chateau Nova Hotel

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LGANT's 2017 Professional Development Conference.

LGANT's 2017 Professional Development Conference and AGM explored the theme "Resilience Through Building Capacity" and took place October 3-5 in the Chateau Nova Hotel's Caribou and Lynx Rooms for the first time. Twenty Local Government Administrators from across the NWT attended the conference along with nearly 40 LGANT Associate Members! (See bottom of this page for presentations.)

We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsorship partners:

  • Keynote Address Sponsor - The Business Development and Investment Corporation of the NWT (BDIC NWT)
  • Banquet Sponsor - The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)
  • Luncheon Sponsors - McLennan Ross LLP, Crowe MacKay, and Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Diamond Level Partners - The City of Yellowknife, the NWT Association of Communities and the Northern Communities Insurance Program, First Air and Colliers Project Leaders
  • Gold Level Partners - Stantec, and Northern Employee Benefits Services
  • Silver Level Partners - Dillon Consulting, Avery Cooper & Co. Ltd., and Aurora Group of Companies

Thank you to all our sponsors who contributed financial and in-kind resources to make this event possible! Click here to see a poster displaying all of our sponsors. To visit our Sponsorship Page where you will find links to all of our sponsors' webpages click here.


NWT Municipalities: Understanding the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples - Lawson Lundell LLP

Sustaining Our Communities - Mike Harcourt

Managing Conflict Resolution - Randy Grieser

Accountability Framework - Municipal and Community Affairs

First Nation Election Codes - David Kravitz

Community Action Plans - RCMP G Division

Impacts of Marijuana Legilization on Local Governments - McLennan Ross LLP

NWT Asset Management Strategy & Implementation - Municipal and Community Affairs

Panel Discussion on Human Resources - NorthWays Consulting

Changes to Public Sector Accounting Standards - Crowe MacKay

Reading & Understanding Financial Statements - Crow MacKay

2017 Conference Slide Show - LGANT

Effective Bylaw Drafting - Ed Gullberg

Effective Band Council Resolutions (BCR) & Bylaw Drafting for Band Councils - Ed Gullberg


2017 LGANT AGM Minutes

Click here to download the 2017 LGANT AGM Minutes.