LGANT Conference and AGM
LGANT is excited to welcome all members to the in person event! Sessions and panel discussions have been identified through feedback from our membership and we hope you will all take away something beneficial. REGISTRATION FEES: Regular Members - $250 Associate Members - $200
Sept 19, 9:00 a.m. – Sept 22, 4:45 p.m.
The Explorer Hotel,
4825 49th Ave, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3

Partnership: Stronger Together

LGANT has postponed the conference several times over the past two years. We are optimistic this conference will go ahead as planned are  excited to welcome all members to the in person event. Sessions and panel discussions have been identified through feedback from our membership and we hope you will all take away something beneficial that can be used in your positions and communities. We look forward to seeing and meeting you all.


Monday, September 19, 2022

9:00am - 4:00pm
Full Day Session

**Limited to the first 25 participants**

Communications Training - Facilitator TBA

Full day session on effective communication including realizing expectations, rationalizing the irrational and realizing it is not personal, communication essentials and utilizing the techniques in practice.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast

8:30am – 9:15am – Conference Opening

  • Welcome from the Minister of MACA - Honourable Shane Thompson

  • Welcome from the Deputy Minister of MACA - Laura Gareau

  • Welcome from the Mayor of Yellowknife - Rebecca Alty

  • Welcome from the LGANT President - Grant Hood

9:15am -10:30amMACA Update - Laura Gareau, Deputy Minister of MACA

Deputy Minister Laura Gareau will provide an update on activities involving MACA and what attendees should expect from MACA in the coming year.

10:30am – 10:45am Networking BreakSponsored by Municipal World

10:45am – 11:45am – LGANT Annual General Meeting

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch Break -  sponsored by McLennan Ross LLP

1:00pm – 1:15pm – Welcome and Introduction for Partner Showcase

1:15pm – 2:45pm – Partner Showcase Round 1:

  • Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

  • NWT Parks and Recreation

  • Northern Insurance Program

  • Housing NWT

  • Arctic Energy Alliance

  • MACA School of Community Government

  • Greenhouse Gas Grant Program - GNWT, Department of Infrastructure

  • Mackenzie Recreation Association

  • McLennan Ross LLP

  • NWT Literacy Council

2:45pm – 3:00pm – Networking Break - sponsored by Northern Employment Benefits Services (NEBS)

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Partner Showcase Round 2:

  • Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC)

  • Mental Health and Addictions

  • Northern Safety Association

  • NWT Human Rights Commission

  • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

  • Northwestel

  • Aboriginal Sports Circle

4:30pm – Daily Recap

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Networking Reception - sponsored by Northwest Territories Power Corporation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am - Welcome - Announcements and Door Prizes

8:45am - 10:00am - Strategic Planning - Gordon McIntosh

10:00am - 10:30am - Networking Break - Sponsored by Northern Insurance Program

10:30am - 12:00pm  - Strategic Planning Continued - Gordon McIntosh

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Break 

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Council and Staff Alignment - Gordon McIntosh

2:30pm 2:45pm - Networking Break -

2:45pm - 4:30pm - Council and Staff Alignment continued - Gordon McIntosh

4:00pm - 4:15pm - Daily Recap and Reminders

6:00pm - 9:00pm - LGANT Awards Night - Sponsored by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)

Katimavik A & B

*Tickets Limited*

  • Dinner & Awards Banquet

Thursday, September 22, 2022

7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am - Welcome - Announcements and Door Prizes

8:45am - 9:45am - Government of the Northwest Territories - Deputy Ministers Panel

Deputy Ministers from the GNWT departments will present on initiatives and upcoming projects their departments will be conducting in various communities throughout the NWT. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions relating to their individual communities.  

9:45am - 10:30am - Labour and Employment Law Lessons Learned: Pandemic in the Workplace Edition - McLennan Ross

In the last year and a half, we have all heard the word “unprecedented” an unprecedented number of times in relation to the workplace. Local government employers have had to make a number of changes to in order to adapt to municipal needs and public health obligations. In this session, Michelle Theriault and Marie-Pier Leduc will discuss some of the most significant lessons that municipal employers can take from the pandemic, and what they can do to be better prepared going forward.

10:30am - 10:45am - Networking Break - sponsored by Lawson Lundell LLP

10:45am - 11:45am - Cybersecurity: What to Know - Kathy McDonald

Session will outline ways to keep the communities safe from cyber viruses, malware and other forms of attacks that can cause technological infrastructure issues. Attendees will gain insight into how to keep their communities safe and what to do in the event of an attack. 

11:45am 1:00pm - Lunch and Door Prizes

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Climate Change - Mark Heyck Arctic Energy Alliance

Mark will outline the Arctic Energy Alliance’s (AEA) efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the NWT residents money on energy costs, with a focus on how AEA uses partnership models to deliver several of its programs.

Working closely with NWT communities has been a hallmark of the organization and this session will help inform conference participants on opportunities to engage with AEA to help their communities become more resilient and sustainable.

2:00pm 3:00pm - Conflict of Interest -  Lawson Lundell LLP

Northern communities face unique challenges for managing conflict of interests. This presentation will provide an overview of the law of conflict of interests and local government’s responsibilities for managing those conflicts. We will discuss the benefits of a defined conflict of interest, and how to manage conflicts of interest when they arise.

3:00pm - 3:15pm - Networking Break 

3:15pm - 4:15pm - WSCC - Mental Health and Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

WSCC employees will deliver a panel discussion on mental health, harassment and bullying in the workplace. This panel discussion will include information on how to identify these issues and how to put a stop to them and enforce change within community workplaces.

4:15pm - 4:45pm - Conference Closing

  • Closing remarks from the President

  • Reminder to complete feedback form

  • Door prizes


Annual General Meeting

It’s been an exciting year and there have been a lot of new changes to LGANT! The following are the AGM documents that have been amended and require your vote.

Board Nominations

Annual Report

Financial Statements


Event Information

Hotel Reservations

To book your hotel room please call the Explorer Hotel at 867-873-3531 and book under the group code - LGANT.

Members have until August 17th, 2022 to book their hotel room. Check in and check out dates are from September 17th to September 24th, 2022. 


Event Sponsors

Working Together

This event would not be possible without the generous dedication and contributions that we receive from our sponsors, as they play an integral role at our conference. If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact us!




At the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), our vision is to support capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe, sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

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The BDIC is a recognized leader in the NWT’s regional economic development and the growth of a dynamic small and mid-sized business sector.




NTPC serves a population of 43,000 people spread across 33 communities and 1.1 million square kilometres. A handful of communities have year-round road access while most others depend on a combination of ice-roads and air travel. Because of this, many of our communities are still dependent on diesel generators as a primary power source.

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McLennan Ross


McLennan Ross is a well established law firm committed to serving the legal needs of Albertans and Northerners. Founded over 100 years ago, McLennan Ross has grown today to more than 100 lawyers and an extensive support staff, with offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Yellowknife.

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Lawson Lundell LLP






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