2017/18 Youth Ambassador Program

September 15, 2017

2017/18 Youth Ambassador Program

Call for Applicants

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Northwest Territories (NWT) Youth Ambassador Program. The program provides NWT youth with opportunities to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments.  In the past, NWT Youth Ambassadors have attended the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games, and the North American Indigenous Games.

Applicants are selected based on community involvement, commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a personal reflection on how the Youth Ambassador Program will help them in the future.  To qualify for the program, youth must be between 16 and 24 years of age on December 31, 2017. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2017.  All NWT youth who qualify are encouraged to apply.

The Youth Ambassador Program is part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Healthy Choice Framework and is working to maximize opportunities for NWT residents by helping young people improve their skills and make healthy choices.  Providing youth with development opportunities will create healthy, educated residents as outlined in the 18th Assembly’s mandate.


All Applicants Must Submit

1.     NWT Youth Ambassador Application (Form A) apply online | download a form 

2.     Two Letter of Reference Forms (Form B)

3.     A copy of a current Police Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.


To submit a verbal application over the phone, please contact Ashley Gillis by phone at (867)767-9166 ext. 21107 or by email at youth_and_volunteer@gov.nt.ca.

For more information, contact:
Jay Boast
Communications and Website Advisor
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of Northwest Territories
(867) 767-9162 ext. 21044




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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.