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Organizational Structure

Corporate Management is carried out by the Directorate; the Policy, Planning and Legislation division; and the Corporate Services division.


The Directorate is responsible for overall management and direction of the Department of Environment and includes the offices of the Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister. The Directorate provides leadership to the department and ensures programs and services delivered by the department reflect the priorities of the government. The Directorate is also responsible for leading the incorporation of Inuit Societal Values into all department activities.

Policy, Planning and Legislation

The Policy, Planning and Legislation division is responsible for integrating and coordinating policy, legislation development, planning functions of the department, and providing advice on policy and strategic direction to the Directorate, as required. The division works to ensure effective communications within the department, the GN, and with Nunavummiut, as well as with national and international audiences.

Department of Environment Policies

Corporate Services

The Corporate Services division provides overall support to the department and ensures that all programs and services are effectively managed. It ensures that the financial and human resources operations of the Department of Environment are carried out in accordance with the policies and procedures of the department and the GN. The objectives of the Corporate Services division are to:

  • provide strategic direction, support, guidance, and financial accountability to departmental operations in deliverance of our programs and services; and,
  • co-ordinate the departmental support of GN-wide priorities.

Inutuqait Mianiksijiit Angngutiksanik: Department of Environment Elders Advisory Committee

The role of the Department of Environment Elders Advisory Committee is to facilitate the application of the principles and concepts of inuit Qaujimajatuqangit into wildlife and environmental management in Nunavut. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Minister of Environment on matters relating to wildlife management and other program areas as needed.

Current members of the Inutuqait Mianiksijiit Angngutiksanik Elders Advisory Committee:

Qikiqtani Region:
Laisa Ningiuk (Grise Fiord)
Lew Philip (Iqaluit)
Joe Arlooktoo (Kimmirut)

Kivalliq Region:
Guy Alikut (Arviat)
Hugh Tulurialik (Baker Lake)
Johnassie Nakoolak (Coral Harbour)

Kitikmeot Region:
Bartholemy Nirlungayuk (Kugaaruk)
Jimmy Haniliak (Cambridge Bay)