Corporate Affairs provides support to the divisions and regional offices of the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). There are several different units of Corporate Affairs designed to provide service in the areas of finance, administration, policy, planning, communications, legislation, purchasing, information systems and records management.
The Community Operations division coordinates many functions that support community governments. This includes financial advisory services, implementation of land claims and self-government processes, governance and local authority elections issues, leveraging alternative sources of revenue, administration of federal infrastructure funding programs, support of water treatment plant operators, technical advice and support for community public infrastructure capital planning, infrastructure implementation support, and asset management.
The Directorate is responsible for the overall management of the department, managing human and financial resources and providing overall direction and planning. Corporate Affairs coordinates planning, communication, reporting and inter-jurisdictional activities, provides expert financial, policy and information systems advice and manages other administrative services.
Following the devolution of public land and resources from the federal government to the GNWT on April 1, 2014 the Lands Division of Municipal and Community Affairs has moved to the new Department of Lands.
The Department of Lands is now responsible for the management and administration of all public lands in the Northwest Territories. For more information visit the Department of Lands website.
Through the Public Safety division, MACA coordinates operations relating to fire safety, territorial and community emergency management and planning, and consumer affairs (including business licensing, lotteries and real estate).
School of Community Government
The School of Community Government uses a multi-pronged territorial, regional and community-based approach to local governance capacity building to provide training and development opportunities, along with resources in the areas of governance, management, finance, infrastructure, fire protection, lands, recreation, airports, public safety, emergency management, and community operations.
Sport, Recreation, Youth & Volunteerism
The Sport, Recreation and Youth division provides advice and assistance concerning recreation, sport, physical activity, youth and volunteer programs and represents the GNWT in its partnership with the NWT Sport and Recreation Council (SRC) and other stakeholders. The division is also responsible for ensuring that the Western Canada Lottery Program is implemented according to the associated legislation. The Minister approves the allocation of the proceeds from the lottery to various sport and recreation programs as recommended by the SRC.