Conference on African and Black Community Entrepreneurship in the Northwest Territories

For the first edition of the Conference on African and Black Community Entrepreneurship in the Northwest Territories, CDÉTNO, La Chambre de Commerce Canada Mali, Black Advisory Hub, BACupNorth, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce and NWT Chamber of Commerce are getting together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Black entrepreneurs in Canada and Mali.

The event will take place on May 28th from 1pm to 4:30pm, at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife and online.

Registration and program:

Tourism Week – Foundations of Service Quality Training by SuperHost™

CDETNO’s Career Centre will host three sessions of the “Foundations of Service Quality” training by SuperHost™ :

  • In Yellowknife on April 26th and 28th – Cloudwork (5112 – 52nd Street);
  • In Behchokǫ̀ on April 27th – The venue (Council Chambers Boardroom).

This formation, considered the gold standard for customer service excellence, will be animated by Anna-Marie Rautenbach, faculty at the College of the Rockies and Hospitality Management Program Coordinator.

For more information, call the Career Centre at (867) 873 8790 or follow the link:

Tax Clinic

Once again, CDÉTNO and our partner the publishing house Présence francophone are happy to announce the reopening of the tax clinic on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

The tax declaration filed report to be submitted covers the year 2022 (from January 1st to December 31st) and is due on Monday, May 1, 2023 (April 30th being a Sunday). Any payment you might be required to make will also be due on that date.

The tax clinic is brought to you through the program CVITP.html of the Canadian Revenue Agency, and volunteering members and organizations of the community. This free service aims to help eligible persons, and specifically newcomers, fill their tax reports.

You can check your eligibility here: About free tax clinics –

To access the free tax clinic services, you can contact the Territories’ designed volunteer:

Isidore Guy Makaya:

  • Send him your documents (T4), preferably via email:
  • You can also call him on: 1-867-688-6030 (weekdays after 6p.m., or on the weekends)
  • Or you can submit your documents in a SEALED envelope at the Intercultural Centre*or CDETNO*, where he will pick them up.

Whichever format you prefer, please make sure you indicate your full name and contact info.

For more information on the Canadian tax system, you can consult the official webpage: Personal income tax –

Please share the news with your friends and family!

*The NWT Intercultural Centre and CDETNO are located on the first floor of the Diamond Plaza Building, Suites 101 and 102 respectively, 5204 50th Ave. Yellowknife, NT X1A 1E2.

Foundations of Service Quality Training by SuperHost™

On March 2nd, CDETNO’s Career Centre will host a session of the “Foundations of Service Quality” training by SuperHost™.

This formation, considered as the gold standard for customer service excellence, will be animated by Anna-Marie Rautenbach, faculty at the College of the Rockies and Hospitality Management Program Coordinator.

For more information, call the Career Centre at (867) 873 8790 or follow the link:

Webinar: Good Governance Practices

CDÉTNO invites you to participate in a free webinar on Tuesday, January 31 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MST) online via Zoom on good governance practices.

This webinar is intended for board members, managers, and executives.  

The webinar will be hosted by Jean Saint-Cyr. Since 2015, Jean has worked as a consulting lobbyist and social and cultural policy analyst. Prior to practising as a lobbyist, he was a public servant at the federal and provincial levels, and later as editor-in-chief of New Brunswick’s French-language daily newspaper, L’Acadie Nouvelle, where he wrote over 1,500 editorials. 

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

This webinar is offered by CDETNO, funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Enabling Fund for Official Languages in Minority Communities Program and #RisingYouth.

Camping Trip

CDETNO invites NWT youth, ages 9-12 years old, to a three-day, two-night introductory camping experience on August 17-19, 2022 at Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park!

A perfect program for fun and friendship: swimming, campfire (weather permitting) leadership, and safety activities.

The registration deadline is August 7th, 2022. As the activity is limited to 12 youth, we ask for a $50 payment at registration to reserve your place. This amount will be fully refunded at the end of the activity (e-transfer:

Bus transportation is free. Departure on August 17th, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. and return on August 19th, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Yellowknife City Hall.

If some parents want to join us as a volunteer please contact the Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator by email at

This activity is offered by the Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator and the Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) of CDETNO in collaboration with the CFA (Communauté francophone accueillante) of Yellowknife, the RTS (Réseau TNO Santé), the AFCY (Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife), the AFTSO (Association franco-ténoise du Sud et de l’Ouest) and Northern Escape thanks to funding from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Call for volunteers Sǫǫ̀mba K’è Multicultural Festival

If you joined us last year, you know this is an event worth putting on your calendar! Save the date for the Sǫǫ̀mba K’è Multicultural Festival on Sunday, June 26. This year will include performances, culture booths, free food samples, and an open dance floor in the amphitheater from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Festival schedule coming soon.

For more information on how to be involved on the day of the event (volunteering, performing, or hosting a culture booth), please email by no later than June 9th.


Do you have a simple project idea to support your community?

TakingITGlobal (TIG) is looking for young people who are inspired with ideas and ready to take action through youth-led community service grants

The #YouthInAction community service grants allow young people, ages 15-30, to come up with ideas that can support their local community and help put those ideas into action with grants of $250, $750, or $1,500.

If you have an idea and are interested in applying for a #YouthInAction grant, visit our website at

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:  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.