The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has launched the Youth Forum on Education in the Northwest Territories (NWT).
R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, convened the forum to hear directly from students about education issues that matter to them. The group will meet virtually to brainstorm and bring forward topics and issues for the 2022-23 school year.
The students’ perspectives and recommendations, particularly around the delivery and modernization of education, can assist the Minister and the department to develop youth-centered policy and initiatives.
Students will be asked to keep a written journal of their time on the forum and reflect on what they’ve learned and contributed. They may also share information with fellow students about the work of the forum in order to gather feedback from the broader class or school population.
The forum consists of high school students from each education body in the NWT, as well as a superintendent representative, the Assistant Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, and may include external invitees going forward.