Child Care Board (Yukon)

  • About the Child Care Board (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Child Care Board (Yukon)

    The Board makes recommendations to the Minister of Education on any issues that pertain to child care. The functions of the Board are:

    • to encourage the development and support of child care services which meet the needs of parents and children in the Yukon;
    • to make recommendations to the Minister on any matter pertaining to child care; 
    • to review any policies, programs, services or administrative procedures of government departments in matters pertaining to child care;
    • to advise on the planning, development, standards, co-ordination and evaluation of child care services in Yukon; and
    • to hear appeals under the Act.
    • Authority: Child Care Act, section 4
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: Order-In-Council
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: not to exceed 2 years but may be reappointed for a further term
    • Meetings: at least 2 times per year
    • Department: Education
    • Honoraria: OIC 2009/205

  2. Apply to be a member

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


    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)"
      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
    • Anna (Laurie) Parker, member from January 11, 2024, to January 10, 2026
    • Ashley Griffis, member from November 17, 2022, to November 16, 2024
    • Bianca Nash, member from January 11, 2024, to January 10, 2026
    • Clayton Keats, vice-chair, May 19, 2022, to May 18, 2024
    • Cyndi Desharnais, member from May 19, 2022, to May 18, 2024
    • Jennifer Bugg, member from January 11, 2024, to January 10, 2026
    • Kristen Kennedy, chair from January 11, 2024, to January 10, 2026
    • Terra Blanchard, member from November 17, 2022, to November 16, 2024


For questions about the Child Care Board (Yukon) email or phone 867-667-6966, or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 6966.