The resources below are published online and available to the public. LGANT has compiled these for your reference and hope you find them helpful. Please note LGANT did not draft these policies and is not responsible for the content; use at your own discretion and at your own risk.
We are always looking for northern content and policies - if you have a policy, job description, or template that has worked for your community, please send it to us for use in this reference library.
Job Descriptions & Contracts
Senior Administrative Officer (Enterprise)
Senior Administrative Officer (Norman Wells)
Chief Executive Officer (coming soon)
Finance Director (coming soon)
Human Resources Director (coming soon)
Chief Administrative Officer Contract (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators)
Tenders, RFPs & Permits
Application for Development Permit (Fort Smith)
Solid Waste Facility Management RFP (Hay River)
Chase the Ace - Hay River
Traffic Bylaw- NWTAC
Smoking Cannabis Bylaw- NWTAC
Short Term Borrowing Bylaw- NWTAC
Procedure Bylaw (Voting) - NWTAC
Procedure Bylaw (Non-Voting)- NWTAC
Local Improvement Bylaws- NWTAC
Highways Bylaw- NWTAC
Social Media Terms of Engagement- Yellowknife
Asset Management Policy- NWTAC
Letter of Support Policy (Burns Lake, BC)
Duty to Accommodate employees (NWT Human Rights Commission)
Employers must be sensitive, inclusive, and flexible when a person requests an accommodation. Making an exception or changes to policy or procedures in order to accommodate an individual or group is your responsibility under the Human Rights Act, Accommodating employees with disabilities
Human Resources Policy Manual (coming soon)
Guide to Termination for NWT and Nunavut (HRDownloads)
This detailed publication by Alyssa Holland, Associate at Lawson Lundell provides you with useful information specific to Local Governments in the NWT.
Sandra MacKenzie, Partner at the Yellowknife Office of Lawson Lundell, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has written this helpful publication to help you know your rights and obligations as employers in the Northwest Territories.
A detailed article by Sandra MacKenzie and Lyndon Stanzell, Lawson Lundell LLP. about the obligations and expected changes affecting local governments.
The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) is a web-based, geographic information system that locates Indigenous communities and displays information relating to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights.
A framework prepared by the Government of Canada and its partners to empower people and communities to work together for a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable region.
Local Government Administrators Handbook
A handy guide for new or aspiring local government administrators for an overview of responsibilities and roles, human resources, asset management, and more.
Effective land management is about more than just the technical aspects of drafting and ensuring correct lease documents. Dealing with such a valuable resource as community land requires a broad range of knowledge and experience that touches on community development, community planning, the financing of land development as well as land agreements and leases
An emergency plan establishes a framework that ensures a community is prepared to deal with any emergencies and hazards.
OHS Regulations legally require employers with 20 or more workers to have an OHS Program. The WSCC has tools to support your business in setting up and maintaining a strong OHS Program.
Toolkits and Guides