Caitlin Cleveland

Kam Lake Electoral District

Caitlin Cleveland was acclaimed to the 20th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly as the Member representing Kam Lake. Ms. Cleveland was elected to Executive Council of 20th Legislative Assembly. Ms. Cleveland was previously elected to the 19th Legislative Assembly as the Member representing Kam Lake.

Ms. Cleveland was raised in Yellowknife, NT and graduated from École St. Patrick High School. After studying Journalism and Photojournalism, Ms. Cleveland began her career as a Communications Officer Intern with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

For the past 15 years, Ms. Cleveland has owned and operated Caitlin Cleveland Photography, which gave her the opportunity to connect with many northerners. In addition to Communications with the GNWT, Ms. Cleveland also worked in marketing for Northwestel and most recently as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Department of Finance (GNWT).

Ms. Cleveland enjoys spending her time outdoors fishing, skiing, and travelling with her family.

Ms. Cleveland is married to Jeffrey Bowden and together they have three motivated, independent children: Jackson, Owen and Dalyn.

Committees

Kam Lake
Constituency Office
Phone
Minister's Office

Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Canada

P.O. Box
1320
Email
Phone
Extension
11124
Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Investment

Statements in Debates

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 13)

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the Member bringing us back to this section because I wasn't able to do this earlier. It's hard to see when people are sitting above us. But I wanted to recognize Heather Nakehk'o who is a constituent who was here with us earlier. Thank you.

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 13)

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, earlier this month the 20th Legislative Assembly affirmed its commitment to building a strong economic foundation. We live in a digital world where so much economic potential exists in digital economies because, for starters, that is where consumers are. Today, consumers purchase more goods and services online, looking for more convenience through ecommerce and expecting more personalized offerings. Today, there is a much greater need for businesses to have a strong online presence and tap into market spaces into living rooms down the street, beyond our...

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ECE collaborates regularly with the Northern Mosaic Network through the safe and caring school subcommittee. And this supports education bodies' needs around ensuring that 2SLGBTQIPA+ youth are have access to safety, equity, and inclusion. The Northern Mosaic Network is invited and provides sessions as well to NWT educators through annual inservices. And recently, the Northern Mosaic Network provided inservice on supporting 2SLGBTQIPA+ diversity in secondary and elementary education at the program support teacher inservice that just occurred in February...

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: A Package of Information regarding Policies on 2SLGBTQIPA+ Youth in the Northwest Territories, including a letter to the Northern Mosaic Network and a response to the Northern Mosaic Network. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I'll make the commitment to first find out if there is a challenge at the education board and school level. And if there is a challenge, I will make the commitment to ensure that it's addressed. Thank you.

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I love data and evidencebased decisionmaking, and I'm always game to see what numbers are out there. Thank you.

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you so much, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, at this point, you know, there's been conversation about putting extra dollars into early learning and child care. There's been comments about expanding the  or removing the cap and putting dollars in there. There's been requests for putting more money into seniors' home heating subsidy. And there's only so much that I can move dollars around within the department in order to accommodate those. So some difficult decisions are going to have to be made on behalf of this whole government as a team. Thank you.

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I'm too long, I'm too short; I just don't know. I'm happy to provide information.

School education bodies receive funding directly. People can also apply for separate funding. There is also funding available through Aurora College when they participate. They get funding directly from ECE to participate when they're doing their training for the early learning and child care certificate and diploma program. And so there's a multitude of different kind of avenues that funding comes from. But I am happy to provide more detailed information to the Member for sure...

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the draft NWT adapted curriculum is streamlined, and it focuses on competency building more than content retention. So this actually ends up providing more opportunities for placebased learning, which in our northern communities translates into landbased learning. The adaption of the BC curriculum ensures that many explicit references to the BC curriculum to Indigenous ways of being and knowing are NWTspecific. So this curriculum adaption almost gives us more opportunities than working with the previous curriculum in order to ensure that there are landbased...

Debates of , 20th Assembly, 1st Session (day 12)

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in addition to the items that I have already mentioned, there is also a gender support plan that schools have which provides a guide for staff members to understand ways a student's gender can be affirmed while the student is supported at school. ECE also supports evidencebased healthy relationship training for school staff and a safe school regulations mandate that safe school plans must include, like I said before, the bullying prevention, intervention, education strategies that integrate evidencebased healthy relationship programming into the...