Yellowknife Community Foundation Announces the Establishment of the Lena Gosselin Memorial Fund

The Yellowknife Community Foundation and the family of the late Lena Gosselin are pleased to announce the creation of the Lena Gosselin Memorial Fund established to support those who aspire to further their careers in Northwest Territories communities and/or the government sector. 

Lena’s daughter, Tanya Miniely, said “My mother was both a consummate professional and a warm, kind friend. This scholarship will support and empower individuals to maximize their potential through training in the areas of executive office administration and management. My mother spent many years in administration in the Northwest Territories as an Executive Assistant, a co-worker, a mentor, a leader and a willing colleague. She took pride in supporting new administrators in their jobs and championing their career aspirations while focusing on building strong relationships.  Our family is pleased to have the opportunity to remember her in this way. This scholarship pays tribute to both aspects of her and we know she would be honoured.”

Bronwyn Watters, President of the Yellowknife Community Foundation said, “We look forward to working with Lena’s family to support development of the public sector in this way.  Lena was not only respected, but also loved by her colleagues throughout government; her commitment to leadership development in the Northwest Territories will continue through this important new scholarship”.    Individuals interested in contributing to the scholarship or to apply for it can do so through the Foundation’s website at:

The Yellowknife Community Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide interested individuals and organizations with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference.

For more information contact:

Yellowknife Community Foundation
Rosella Stoesz
P: (867) 446 4527

Tanya Miniely

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