Governance

Meeting Minutes from the Leadership Council

About our System Governance

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority was designed to have a governance model that provides a voice for regional concerns and a territorial board of management that can use this regional knowledge to improve care and outcomes for clients throughout the Northwest Territories.

Regional Wellness Councils

Regional Wellness Councils (RWCs) are composed of a group of residents within one of the geographic regions of the Northwest Territories. Their purpose is to serve as an advisory body to the Territorial Health and Social Services Authority.

RWCs will provide advice to the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council respecting health and social services, the priorities under the territorial plan, and the promotion of health and wellness. In addition, RWC’s may also seek out opinions and information from residents of the respective region about health and social services.

Regional Wellness Councils (RWC) will represent the Hay River area, Fort Smith, Sahtu, Dehcho, Beaufort Delta, and Yellowknife area (including the Akaitcho , Lutsulk’e and Fort Resolution). These seven person councils, appointed by the Minister of Health and Social Services, will provide guidance and ensure a regional voice within the system.

For more information on RWC operations and responsiblities see the RWC handbook.

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council

The chair of each Regional Wellness Council sits on the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council. The Chair of the Tlicho Community Services Agency is also a member of the Leadership Council. These individuals serve as the Board of Management for the NTHSSA, along with a Chair appointed by the Minister of Health and Social Services. The Board of Management provides direction regarding budgets, policies, and how programs and services are delivered across the health and social services system.

The current Chair of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council is Jim Antoine.