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: https://forms.office.com/r/Fa9A8Lf3AZ

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 – Canada.ca

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: brevelk@gmail.com
  • 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 – Canada.ca

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:

Black History Month – Creative workshop and game building

After meeting students in schools for information and discussion sessions about Black history Month, the coordinator of the Settlement Workers in Schools program offers creative workshops and children’s games creation hosted by BACupNorth.

The objective is to give young people who wish to do so a space to express their thoughts and feelings on the subject in an artistic way.

Workshops are free to attend to and will be held on Thursday, 23rd February :

  • from 1pm to 3pm for kids and teenagers from 8 to 12 ;
  • and from 3pm to 5pm for teens and young adults above 13 years old.

The workshops will take place in room 205 of the Northern United Place building in Yellowknife.

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.

Ciné un jour, ciné toujours

For two weeks in December, CDETNO, in partnership with WAMP / Western Arctic Moving Pictures, is hosting a film workshop for youth ages 7-13!

During four 1.5 hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, teenagers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of video editing, sound, and digital media in the Northwest.

Adress : 4916 49th St. Yellowknife NT X1A 3T

Workshops on Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th, Tuesday 20th, and Thursday 22nd of December from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in the Kopykat North’s building.

Registration begins December 5 by following this link:

A good strategy for effective social media

CDÉTNO invites you to participate in a free webinar on Wednesday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (MDT) online via Zoom on a good strategy for effective social media.

This webinar hosted by Vanessa Thériault, content director at DPG Communication, is intended for entrepreneurs, employees, managers and executives.

A 2015 graduate of the Université de Moncton (New Brunswick), she holds a B.A.-B. Ed. with a major in French Studies.

Since 2019, Vanessa has developed, over the years and through training, an expertise in communications management, which she performs for a variety of clients owned by the New Brunswick communications and marketing firm DPG Communication. She also does a lot of writing in French editing daily, including web content and social media posts.

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.

Employment Café 24e edition & Networking Evening

The 24th Edition of the Employment Café will be held on November 2nd, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

We expect many companies and institutions in attendance recruiting for open positions. Typically, the Employment café attracts between 70 and 120 job seekers and is one of the main opportunities to meet face to face with potential candidates in Yellowknife.

Considering that your company has been advertising for several positions recently, this represents a good opportunity to meet and recruit. 

Participation is free.

This 24th edition will be held in person.

Spots will be limited for this edition, so book your table by writing to emplois@cdetno.com with the contact(s) of the person(s) who will represent your company/organization and the logo of your company / organization..

Place: Carrefour carrières des TNO

Diamond Plaza Building, 5204 50 Av, Suite 102, Yellowknife

CDÉTNO’s AGM is coming !


Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 7 p.m. (MDT)
Location: Via Zoom and in person at the CDETNO offices.


Sir, Madam, CDETNO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 7 p.m., online via Zoom and in person at CDETNO’s headquarters in Diamond Plaza building.

The Agenda

It will include a review of the past year, the presentation of the 2021-2022 Annual Report and financial statements, the Board of Directors election.

Two positions are available on CDETNO’s Board of Directors! If you are interested, please send your application before the AGM to the Executive Director or attend the AGM.

Please note that only duly registered CDETNO corporate members may vote at the meeting. Only members with French mastery may sit on the Board of Directors. Only one person per member company may vote.

Your presence at our Annual General Meeting and commitment to the economic development of our community is always appreciated. Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to communication@cdetno.com. If you want to participate in our online AGM, the information to log in on Zoom will be sent to you the day before the AGM.

Sincerely,

FREDERIC DESCHÈNES, President