Community Information

NWT Community Information 

The communities in the Northwest Territories can be classified as either a large community or small community.  A small community is one in which five or less members of the NWT Teachers' Association (NWTTA) reside and is isolated from other communities by more than a 30-kilometre all-weather road. Small community populations range from 70 to 285 people. All are isolated from other communities either by air or distance.

The following communities fit the small community definition:

  • Colville Lake, Dettah, Gameti, Jean Marie River, Kakisa, Nahanni Butte, Paulatuk, Sachs Habour, Tsiigehtchic, Wekweeti, Wrigley

The following communities fit the large community category: 

  • Yellowknife, Fort Simpson, For Smith, Hay River, Inuvik, Norman Wells 

A list of contact information for all communities in the Northwest Territories is available through the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs website

NWT Schools and Education Authorities

There are eight Education Authorities in the Northwest Territories who manage a total of 49 schools across the territory. Each of the education authorities is responsible for hiring their own principals, teachers and education consultants. For more information and contact information visit the NWTTA website and view their interactive map.