Ottawa, Ontario - June 14, 2017

Ms. Margaret M. Thom was born and raised in Fort Providence in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories.

Ms. Thom is very active in the North as an educator, counselor, facilitator and volunteer with many years of service to the people of the Northwest Territories.  She has served the Dehcho Education Council as a School Community Counsellor at Deh Gah Elementary and Secondary School in Fort Providence for close to twenty years.

Ms. Thom has offered leadership on numerous boards in the NWT, including as a Governor of the Aurora College Board, a member of the Territorial Board of Secondary Education/Akaitcho Hall Advisory Board and as Vice-Chair of the Nats’ejee Keh Treatment Centre. 

She is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, a member of the NWT Education Hall of Fame and has been awarded the NWT Territorial Wise Woman Award.

Ms. Thom served as Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from June 2005 until October 2011.

She is married to Jim Thom and has 4 daughters and 9 grandchildren.

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