Community Advisory Boards

Are you interested in becoming a member of a Community Advisory Board?

Under the new Corrections Act, three Community Advisory Boards (CAB) are being established. Each NWT correctional facility, including the North Slave Correctional Complex, the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre, and the Fort Smith Correctional Complex, will benefit from a CAB. The establishment of CABs will be a valuable mechanism to build stronger links between correctional facilities and communities, and will give communities a greater level of understanding of the correctional environment and the services provided.

What role do members of CAB have?

CAB members will recognize the unique cultural background, historic legacy and experience of offenders in the NWT, and will allow for greater community involvement in Corrections. The CAB will help to ensure the needs of inmates in the NWT are being appropriately met.

The CAB will be able to review and make recommendations on the administration of the Corrections Act in correctional facilities, particularly in relation to programming and supports for inmates. The CAB will be able to review and make recommendations on any program that is established or to be established, or service that is to be provided under the Corrections Act or Corrections Regulations. CAB's members do not make recommendations regarding establishment matters, personnel matters, or discipline matters regarding specific inmates.

Who can apply?

The GNWT is accepting expressions of interest for committee members for the Community Advisory Boards in Hay River and Fort Smith.

NWT residents with some knowledge of the impacts of violence and trauma, human rights, and cultural sensitivity would be preferred, and training will be provided where required. You do not need to have extensive knowledge of corrections environments or programming to become a CAB member.

Appointed members will be serving a term not exceeding three years.

How do I apply?

If you are interested, please complete the application form and submit it by Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 4:00 pm, to the Director of Corrections through any of the following methods:

  • In person: at one of the correctional facilities in Hay River or Fort Smith
  • Email:
  • Fax: (867) 873-0299
  • Mail: Corrections Service, 5th floor, Courthouse 4903-49th Street PO BOX 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9


Corrections Service
4903 49th Street
PO Box 1320
X1A 2L9
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