Margaret M. Thom
Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories
Ms. Margaret M. Thom was born on the land in the Dehcho and currently resides in Fort Providence. In 1971, she married Jim Thom and is mother to their four daughters, Tina, Melanie, Lee Maria and Tamara, and grandmother to six grandchildren.
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. In addition, Ms. Thom has spent countless hours in helping to preserve the Dene languages and culture.
Ms. Thom’s professional career has seen her working as a school counselor, program officer and facilitator. She has led many workshops for diverse audiences on topics such as wellness, Aboriginal languages and community development
Through her various roles, Ms. Thom has also served as a Governor of the Aurora College Board, the Territorial Board of Secondary Education/Akaitcho Hall Advisory Board, the Deh Cho Health and Social Service Board and Vice-Chair of the Nats’ejeeK’éh Treatment Centre. She also served as a councilor for the Deh Gah Got’ie First Nation and Hamlet of Fort Providence.
Ms. Thom was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories by the Privy Council of Canada in June of 2005.