Gail Cyr

Public Service (2013)

“In dealing with obstacles, always assess and plan. Don’t give up and remember to laugh often.”

She has made a life-long career of serving Indigenous people and all citizens of the Northwest Territories. Credited with establishing the Native Court Worker Association for the Northwest Territories, Cyr was involved with the program for ten years. She continued work in this capacity as appointed Chair of the Labour Standards Board and as Chair of the Victims Assistance Committee. She was elected as Alderman for five terms and has also worked as a Legislative and Political Development Advisor in the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Currently she is the Special Advisor to the Minister Responsible for Women and involved with numerous organizations on family violence awareness. As a volunteer for many years and trained as a Medical First Responder with the St. John Ambulance Organization, Cyr received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in February of 2012 for her efforts in raising the organization’s profile in the north. She remains very active in her community and has a strong dedication to serving the public.