The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)
recognizes that providing information to the public is fundamental to the
operation of good government.
Timely, accurate information provided in a consistent
manner helps ensure that the public is informed about government policies,
activities, initiatives and programs and services.
It allows the government to take into account the
concerns and views of the public in establishing priorities, developing
policies and implementing programs.
It also ensures that the GNWT is visible, accessible
and answerable to the people it serves.
The Mandate of the Government of the
Northwest Territories includes the following commitments related to improving
public engagement and transparency:
access to information and the protection;
collaboration for easier access to government programs and services online;
citizens’ ability to access government by using consistent approaches to social
media, visual identity, and overall communications;
an Open Government Policy to enhance civic participation, increase the
availability and accessibility of information about government activities, and
explore new technologies for openness and accountability, and;
opportunities for meaningful public input into government decision making by
improving access to government public engagement initiatives and reporting on
how public views have shaped government decisions.
With the appointment of Hon. Louis Sebert as Minister Responsible for Public
Engagement and Transparency, the GNWT is working towards stronger policy for open
government by enhancing our communications, service delivery and ways of doing
This website will allow users to engage with the GNWT
more easily, as well as provide information – building on previous GNWT efforts
in this area – and updates on what the GNWT is doing to advance its mandate
commitments related to public engagement and transparency.