Gerald W. Kisoun
Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories

On October 24, 2011, Gerald W. Kisoun was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories for a term of 3 years. His term was subsequently extended for a further 3 years. His current term ends December 10th 2017.

Mr. Kisoun was born in the Mackenzie Delta and attended elementary and secondary school in Inuvik. He was an RCMP officer for 24 years, serving in Alberta (Beiseker, Calgary, and Manning), the Yukon (Whitehorse, Pelly Crossing, and Watson Lake), and then home to the NWT where he was posted in Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik.

After retiring from the RCMP in 1996, Mr. Kisoun started his second career with Parks Canada. Currently, he holds the position of Community Liaison Officer in Inuvik. He sits on a number of boards, including the Gwich’in Land and Water Board, and the Inuvialuit Harvesters Assistance Program.

In addition, he has dedicated many volunteer hours through the “Artists in the Park” program, the Muskrat Jamboree Committee, and the Northern Games Committee. He has also been a liaison with local schools for science, heritage and career fairs.

Mr. Kisoun and his wife Rosa have been married for over 35 years, they live in Inuvik, and have four grown children, 3 grandchildren, and are waiting for the birth of their 4th grandchild.