CDETNO announces the departure of its Executive Director

Yellowknife, December 18th, 2017 – After over four and a half years at CDETNO, Executive Director Antoine Gagnon will leave his position in the upcoming months to pursue new opportunities. The recruitment process for a new director will begin shortly. A transition plan will be put in place to ensure continuity in the organization’s many ongoing projects.

CDETNO’s President, Jean-François Pitre, declared: “We wish Mr Gagnon all the success in his future career and we thank him for all his good work in strengthening CDETNO. We have set up a committee to ensure the recruitment of a new Executive Director who will be able to take over the organization’s projects and continue the excellent work that has been done in the past years.”


Helming the organization since the beginning of 2015, Gagnon says that he felt that the current circumstances were favorable to bring in a new executive director, with a new team taking shape, and two employees coming onboard at the beginning of January. Gagnon is proud to leave an organization that is both financially healthy and well-positioned as a leader in immigration and recruitment of skilled labour in the NWT.


The job offer will be available at


– 30 –


CDETNO was founded in 2003 with a mission to promote, encourage and support the economic development and employability of Francophones and Francophiles in the NWT. CDETNO is a member of the National Francophone Economic Development Network (RDEE Canada).


For more information: Sonia Idir, Communication and Marketing Officer, at 867-873-5962 ext 5 or