Tell me about the North

CDETNO and the Éditions Présence Francophone are partnering in an artistic and creative project: the publication of a collection of texts written by young writers in the Northwest Territories, Tell me about the North.

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 19 living in the NWT is invited to submit their writing(s), in one or more of the NWT’s 11 official languages. Creative support will be available to young writers until the deadline of June 30th, 2022.

Call for volunteers: Présence Francophone is calling for volunteers of all ages: do you like to write or tell stories? Do you speak at least one of the 11 official languages of the NWT? And you want to encourage young northern writers? Become a creative coach with us!

Submissions by email: tellmethenorth@outlook.com  or by mail:

Éditions Présence Francophone,P.O. Box 663, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N5

Welcoming and integration study

Are you a GNWT department, organization, institution, business or group (formal or informal) that promotes, supports and/or accompanies newcomers to the NWT?

We would like to identify all the players in the territory to conduct a study with the goal of making the NWT an excellent place to settle, start a family, work, and invest for newcomers.

Please let us know who you are by filling out this form

*Does your organization not approve of welcoming newcomers to the NWT? We want to hear from you too! Please fill out the form.

Outdoor activities for the whole family

Spring is coming and it’s perfect to spend an afternoon in the forest with your family! The SWIS and Youth Entrepreneurship programs of CDETNO have planned outdoor activities in the forest on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 1 to 4 pm.
 
On the program: campfire, hot dog, crafts, and treasure hunt.
 
The activity is intended for parents and children, free transportation by minibus will be available.
The departure will be from City Hall in Yellowknife at 12:30 pm.
 
Sign up by email: swis@cdetno.com or by phone at 866 823-3866
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 23. Space is limited.

Call for immigrant advisory table volunteer

We want to hear about your experience of settling in Yellowknife. Sharing your first-hand experience and insight on living as an immigrant in Yellowknife will inform and support the work of the Yellowknife Immigration Partnership (YIP).

YIP is seeking new members for its Immigrant Advisory Table. We are looking for volunteers who were born outside of Canada and who represent a variety of ages, educational backgrounds, countries of origin, and experiences.

Last date for registration: June 20, 2022

Information and registration by sending an email to:
Malini Sengupta, Yellowknife Immigration Partnership (YIP): lip@cdetno.com

Tax Clinic

CDÉTNO is happy to inform you that our free Tax Clinic is now open, as of March 1st, 2022! Indeed, it is tax season: it is time to submit your taxes for the year 2021. The deadline to submit your income taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is April 30th, 2022.

Through the Income Tax Assistance-Volunteer Program (ITAVP), the CRA and local community programs (like CDÉTNO) have partnered up to offer free, volunteer-based services to low-income persons with a simple tax situation. The volunteer(s) will help eligible people, including but not limited to newcomers, to fill in their tax declarations.

To access this free service, please contact our participating volunteer:

Isidore Guy Makaya

  • You can email him your income statements (= T4) at brevelk@gmail.com
  • You can also request an appointment (phone, in-person or virtual) by calling +1-867-688-6030 (reachable after 6:00pm and on weekends)

For additional information, or to check your eligibility to the service, please click here:  About free tax clinics – Canada.ca

Catherine Lemire, Regional Visibility Program Officer – Western RegionCanada Revenue Agency – Government of Canada catherine.lemire@cra-arc.gc.ca / Tél. : 1 867-444-0751

22nd Edition Employment Café

Our next Employment Café will be on March 23rd, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. online for employers of the south slave region.

Are you a job seeker?

Come network in a professional and relaxed atmosphere!

Sign up by clicking here.

You are an employer and have vacancies?

Come recruit and find your ideal candidate. You can reserve your spot by clicking here. It is free!

See you soon!

For further information please contact Ghyslain Letourneau by email: emplois@cdetno.com

Networking Evening for entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur or a future entrepreneur? CDETNO invites you to a networking evening to:

  • Meet NWT entrepreneurs
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Develop your business

Come on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (MST) via Zoom.

Sign up by clicking here

For more information contact Christian Fure, Economic Development and Innovation Officer by email: services@cdetno.com or by phone at 867 873-5962 ext 104.

Drawing contest ‘Draw me the North’

Participation deadline: February 18, 2022

Win a chance to see your drawing in a coloring book distributed throughout the NWT!

Contest open from February 4 to 18, 2022 for students in grades K-12

  1. Download the drawing sheet

2. Choose your theme

3. Send your drawing before February 18 at midnight to the following email address: coloring@cdetno.com

This contest is produced by the CDETNO in collaboration with the CFA of Yellowknife, Réseau TNO Santé and the AFTSO, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Pan-Territorial conference/discussion: The benefit and retention of the immigrant workforce

You are an employer, you are hiring, or do you have plans to hire immigrants within your company? Would you like to learn more about immigrant workforce retention in your company or share with us your good practices on this subject?

If so, come and participate in our hybrid (face-to-face/online) conference discussion for employers on:

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MST)

The event will have two parts:

In the first part, the speakers will address the following topics

  1. The benefit that French-speaking immigration brings to businesses
  2. Best practices and challenges related to the retention of immigrant labour in the NWT, Yukon, and Nunavut.

The second part will consist of a group discussion on the above-mentioned topics.

The networking evening will take place after the conference.

Registration by clicking here

An email with the detailed program will be sent to you 3 days before the conference.

If you have additional questions, please contact our immigration, recruitment, and employability referent:

Ghyslain Letourneau par courriel à emplois@cdetno.com ou par téléphone au 867-873-8790 poste 106

Looking forward to seeing you all at this conference!