Debbie DeLancey

Staff Role:
Organizational Development Advisor

Connect with Debbie by email at or phone: (867) 444-0716

Debbie DeLancey has many years of experience working for communities, Indigenous organizations, and governments in the Northwest Territories since coming to the territory in 1977. She worked with the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada in the early 1980's, and then supported the Dene Nation's participation in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline hearings. At that time, Debbie also acted as research manager for an Indigenous-owned consulting firm specializing in community development and participatory action research. In 1987, Debbie joined the Government of the Northwest Territories where she held several senior positions, including deputy minister for the Departments of Municipal and Community Affairs; Human Resources; and, Health and Social Services. Since her retirement, Debbie continues to promote the importance of land-based programming for Indigenous communities, especially through performance measurement and evaluation. Debbie has a MAE in Assessment and Evaluation from Melbourne University and is a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society. Debbie sits on the boards of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement; Canadian Frailty Network; Alberta/NWT Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society; and,  AVENS – A Community for Seniors.