Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council

2023 Silver Recipient
Organizational Excellence®

In 2022, BDDEC partnered with Excellence Canada to improve its services to the eight communities it serves in the Beaufort Delta region of the NWT. Our coach, Catherine Neville, conducted interviews with employees, parents/guardians and stakeholders. BDDEC senior leadership promoted the Excellence Canada initiative circulating a letter and text messaging parents/guardians.

Further engagement with BDDEC senior leadership, former superintendent and a graduate student was hosted to ensure a wide variety of feedback was generated, which helped us identify areas of growth for BDDEC. Major changes included the BDDEC Risk Assessment Plan, a new draft EDI policy and this written submission for an Excellence Canada verification. The development of the BDDEC strategic plan also took into consideration feedback from stakeholders.

Under the advisement of Excellence Canada and the feedback provided by community engagement, BDDEC continues to grow and learn as an organization. BDDEC now has a long-term vision for the district which can be found online at:

(top) Graduation ceremony at East Three Secondary School in Inuvik NWT. (bottom) School camp next to Chief Paul Nitdichie School in Tsiigehtchic.




Staff at Moose Kerr School in Aklavik wearing orange for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We look forward to making more improvements in the coming months and years to ensure the students of the Beaufort Delta region of the NWT have the best education possible. We are grateful for the community members, staff and students that make our organization possible. It truly takes a village to raise a child, so we all must continue to work together towards our shared vision of the future.  

Devin Roberts, Superintendent of Education

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