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. This was subsequently extended for a further 3 years, ending on December 10, 2017.
Mr. Kisoun was born in the Mackenzie Delta and obtained his formal education in Inuvik. He served as a member of the RCMP 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, and has since retired after working another 16 years. During his career with the Federal Government, Mr. Kisoun was a valued liaison with local schools for career fairs as well as for science and cultural heritage education with students.
Mr. Kisoun continues to be a member of a number of boards, including the Gwich’in Land and Water Board, and the Northwest Territories Tourism Board. In addition, he has dedicated many volunteer hours over the years to the Muskrat Jamboree Committee, and the Northern Games Committee.
Awards bestowed upon Mr. Kisoun include the RCMP Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Her Majesty’s Confederation Medal in 1992, Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and the Polar Medal presented in 2015 by His Excellency, David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada.Mr. Kisoun and his wife Rosa have been married for over 40 years; they live in Inuvik, and have four grown children and five grandchildren.