Social Assistance Appeal Committees


The Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking individuals to join its regional Social Assistance Appeal Committees for three-year terms.

The six regional Committees hear appeals from Income Assistance clients who disagree with a decision made by program staff. The Committees operate under the authority of the Social Assistance Act and may uphold, reverse, or modify a decision.

Current vacancies:
- Dehcho
- North Slave
- Sahtu
- Tłı̨chǫ 

Depending on the region, committee members work approximately 2-4 hours a month and are paid an honorarium.


Applications are currently being accepted.


The deadline to apply is August 29, 2024. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies have been filled.

How to apply

Submit your resume and a one-page letter of interest to:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 867-874-2361
  • Mail: Registrar of Appeals, Appeals Office – ECE Programs and Services, P.O. Box 4215, Hay River, NT X0E 1G5

Your application may be used in filling future vacancies.

Contact us

For questions about applying for the Social Assistance Appeal Committees email or phone 867-874-2359/1-855-546-1232 (toll free).