Our five-year strategic plan was developed in 2017 and outlines our mission, vision, goals and strategies.
Our mission is to provide geoscience information about the landmass of the Northwest Territories to inform decisions by governments, industry, and the public concerning the responsible development of mineral and energy resources, use of the land, and environmental stewardship.
We will serve the public interest in an impartial manner, maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards. We seek to inform decisions without advocating for a particular result.
We strive for scientific excellence by conducting rigorous research that is relevant to the needs of the people of the Northwest Territories, and making the results accessible in a timely, equitable, and understandable way.
As honest brokers of geoscience knowledge, we will accurately represent the degree of uncertainty in our findings as well as opposing views where scientific consensus is lacking.
We understand that collaborative approaches are essential to maintaining a high level of achievement.
We value a diverse, safe, and innovative work environment where leadership is a shared responsibility.
Goal 1: Ensure the availability of framework geoscience knowledge about the NWT in support of natural resource management, environmental stewardship, and sustainable communities.
Goal 2: Promote the discovery of mineral resources in the NWT by characterizing resource potential, generating regional and thematic geoscience knowledge to underpin successful exploration, and providing scientific advice to inform policy and regulatory decisions.
Goal 3: Promote development of energy resources in the NWT by evaluating resource potential, generating regional and thematic geoscience knowledge to underpin successful exploration, and providing scientific advice to inform policy and regulatory decisions.
Goal 4: Inform decisions affecting use of the land, environmental stewardship, and infrastructure security.
Goal 5: Ensure excellence in information management, discovery, and dissemination.
Goal 6: Position the NTGS to achieve its vision as the principal source of public geoscience knowledge about the NWT.