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Committees of Council


Committees of Council are established to study issues and make recommendations to City Council. They are broken down into 2 categories:

Standing Committees

Ad Hoc Committees

Technical Committees

Former Committees

Committee Orientation Guide

This Orientation Guide is is intended to be used as a guide and working tool for committee chairs, vice chairs, members and staff.

Council Procedure By-law

The rules of procedure for Council (Council Procedure By-law No. 4250) shall apply to all standing committees.

Committee Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in the City of Yellowknife's Committees, Boards and Commissions.

The following positions are currently available.

Community Advisory Board on Homelessness

The City of Yellowknife is now accepting applications for a representative from a Yellowknife Business.  

The purpose of the Community Advisory Board on Homelessness (CAB) is to assist the City in an advisory capacity regarding homelessness issues within the municipal boundaries of the City of Yellowknife.  
The role of the CAB is to:

  • Develop a Community Plan adopted by City Council, for submission to the Federal Government for approval.
  • Manage the Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding process by ensuring:
    1. compliance with the HPS program eligibility and Community Plan;
    2. projects are aligned with the Federally approved Community Plan priorities;
    3. project feasibility, value for money and sustainability are endorsed; and
    4. an annual review of the Community Plan.

Individuals should apply online or submit a letter of interest to the City Clerk, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N4 fax 920-5649; or email  The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, May 3, 2019.

For more information please contact the Director of Community Services at 920-5624.

Heritage Committee

The City of Yellowknife is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on its Heritage Committee – a body created to help conserve, protect and celebrate the heritage of Yellowknife for the benefit of present and future residents.  The City welcomes applications from all interested persons, however, those with a strong knowledge of Yellowknife history are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should apply online or submit a Letter of Interest by Friday, May 3, 2019 to the City Clerk, Yellowknife City Hall, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N4; fax 920-5649; or email

For more information, please contact the City at 920-5675.

Applicaton for Committee Appointment
Application for Committee Appointment