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About Us

Community and Government Services (CGS) works in partnership with community governments to assist in building their capacity so that they can meet the needs of residents. CGS provides programs and funding that support core municipal operations, infrastructure development and land development. Support is provided to ensure training is available for councils and municipal employees.

CGS also provides a range of central services to government departments and agencies to support the efficient and effective operation of their programs and services. Services that CGS provides include: procurement, sealift logistics and contracts services; property and asset management and maintenance; technical and project management of infrastructure projects, and; information technology and records management services.

CGS is also responsible for services directly related to the public. This includes: fire safety promotion, inspection and training; electrical and mechanical inspections of buildings; emergency management services including search and rescue coordination and training; consumer affairs; acquisition and distribution of petroleum products for communities, and; the development of sport and recreation in Nunavut. These services require direct contact with community governments, the business community and the public.

Our Vision:

The Department of Community and Government Services believes we have a key role to play in supporting self-governing, sustainable communities that serve the social and cultural needs of residents, and contributes to Nunavut’s economic growth and social, cultural and environmental well-being.

CGS contributes to that vision by efficiently providing appropriate programs and services directly to communities and residents and indirectly through the central government services provided to other departments and agencies.

Principles and Values:

The Department of Community and Government Services believes that:

  • Supporting Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) is the context in which we develop an open and responsive department, incorporating traditional activities and values in our programs and services;
  • Partnering with community governments and stakeholders is the basis of developing cooperative, working relationships;
  • Training and learning promotes healthy, self-governing, and sustainable communities by building capacity. This will strengthen Nunavut and allow for increased self-reliance and community empowerment.
  • Demonstrating a service orientation to our clients means timely responses, a problem-solving focus and maintaining a positive, helpful attitude. This is a key to providing efficient and effective services to communities and client departments.

Inuit Employment Plan to 2023

The Government of Nunavut (GN) continues to be committed to increasing the number of Inuit employees in the territorial public service to be representative of the people we serve in Nunavut and to meet our obligations under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement.


Department of Community and Government Services
PO Box 1000, Station 700
4th Floor, W.G. Brown Building
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5400
Fax: (867) 975-5305