Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee

  • About the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee
  • Apply to be a member of the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee
  • Current Members
  1. About the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee

    The Council:

    • provides advice to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on the implementation of national agriculture policy agreements and agriculture programs to be delivered in Yukon;
    • provides advice to the Yukon government on the development and management of the agriculture and agri-food industry in Yukon;
    • provides advice on agriculture matters as may be requested by the Minister from time to time; and
    • may make recommendations directly to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, if desired by the Committee.
    • Authority: cabinet
    • Type: advisory 
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join. It is desirable for members to be active in and have sound technical knowledge of the conditions, opportunities and challenges facing Yukon’s agriculture and agri-food industry
    • Term: staggered
    • Meetings: at least 2 times per year
    • Department: Energy, Mines and Resources
    • Honoraria: $125 per day
  2. Apply to be a member of the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.

    Apply

    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations

  3. Current Members
    • Tome Rudge, member from April 27, 2017 to April 26, 2020
    • Sarah Ouellette, member from November 10, 2017 to April 26, 2020
    • Sonny Gary, member from April 27, 2017 to April 26, 2020

Contact 

For questions about the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee phone 867-667-5838, or fax 867-393-6222, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5838.