Les Harrison, Chief Executive Officer

Les Harrison was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority (YHSSA) on February 4, 2011. Mr. Harrison began his work with YHSSA as Director, Social Programs in 2002 and served in that role until his appointment as CEO. Previous to these appointments, Mr. Harrison served in various roles in Social Programs for the Government of Alberta between 1988 – 2002.

Mr. Harrison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of Manitoba (1988); a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Calgary (2004); and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Athabasca (2009).

“It has been a great opportunity to work in the Northwest Territories these past eleven years, experiencing firsthand the richness and vibrancy of the northern culture, and the friendship and openness of northerners. I look forward to continuing to serve the community and collaborate with leaders, organizations and all people to improve health and social services for children, youth, adults, families and communities. I am continually amazed at the resilience and fortitude of northerners and I am proud to call the Northwest Territories my home”.