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 services@cdetno.com 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: admin@cdetno.com).

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 jeunesse@cdetno.com

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 stephanie@nwtliteracy.ca 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 https://www.jeunesenaction.com

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