Stephen Van Dine

Assistant Deputy Minister of the Northern Affairs Organization

Stephen grew up in the Northwest Territories and began his career as a community planner with the City of Yellowknife and later with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. In 1997, he began working at AANDC, in the Yellowknife Regional Office. Stephen later transferred to headquarters and worked on a variety of northern policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives with territorial governments, Aboriginal organizations, other federal departments and the private sector laying the ground work for Regulatory Improvement in the North.

Stephen has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University and a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University. Stephen has been married for 15 years and has two children with his wife Marie.

Northern Affairs Organization is responsible for:

  • Northern Natural Resources & Environment, including Environment and Renewable Resources, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Management, and Resource Policy and Programs;
  • Northern Contaminated Sites;
  • Northern Governance, including Inuit Relations, Devolution, and Territorial Relations;
  • Northern Policy and Science Integration including Arctic Science Policy, the construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), Circumpolar Affairs, Contaminants, and Nutrition North Canada; and
  • Delivery of programs and services in the three territories.

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