Incorporated in 1971, the Northern Association of Community Councils is a Non-Profit group representing the interests of 48 northern and rural Community Councils under the jurisdiction of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations (IRNR).  NACC promotes and facilitates sustainable community development by:

  • Encouraging development of local services on behalf of member communities.
  • Ensuring that physical, social, and economic development in our communities remains a priority for government.
  • Providing information for the sustainable use of natural resources
  • Coordinating and consulting on community based projects and promoting self sufficiency.
  • Acting as a channel for effective communication and cooperation between communities, business, and governments
  • Providing associates with information and opportunities through the annual conference for the resolution of community issues.


Is to promote and encourage wherever possible the development of local government; and to assist in the improvement of services and the physical, social and economic development of all member northern communities of the NACC. To this end the NACC will work in conjunction with member northern communities in articulating and suggesting solutions to problems of economic development, community services, installation and development of local government, development of natural resources, co-ordination of community planning and development of natural skills.


Assist our member communities in:

• Ensuring their fullest economic potential;
• Investigating circumstances and situations that may inhibit development in our communities; and make recommendations for their improvement;
• Promoting and encouraging growth of local self-government.
• Coordinating community planning, regionally and provincially.
• Providing a united direction in the development of communities.
• Promote, support, facilitate and engage in collaborative and transparent planning for our communities in accordance with their vision, mandate and shared beliefs, and with attention to local and regional needs, priorities and emerging issues
• Liaise with and advocate to appropriate bodies, including but not limited to government, regarding critical issues and strategic priorities relevant to and impacting our communities and related services