Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)

  • About the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)

    The council:

    • develops public awareness of the issues affecting the status of women;
    • promotes a change of attitudes in the Yukon so that women may enjoy equality of opportunity;
    • encourages discussions and expressions of opinion by Yukon residents on issues affecting the status of women;
    • reviews policies, programs and legislation affecting women as directed by the Minister;
    • advises the Minister with respect to any issues that the Minister may refer to the council for its consideration;
    • advises the Minister with respect to any issues that the council considers advisable; and
    • encourages organizations and groups that promote the equality of women.

    More about the board

    • Authority: Yukon Advisory Council on Women's Issues Act, section 2
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: Order-In-Council
    • Requirements: Members to be representative of Yukon women. This includes regions of Yukon (at least 50 per cent from rural areas), First Nations (at least 25 per cent) and Yukon women’s organizations.
    • Term: not to exceed 3 years but may be reappointed for a further term
    • Meetings: at least 4 times per year
    • Department: Women and Gender Equity Directorate
    • Honoraria: $125 per day

  2. Apply to be a member

    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 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse. We're open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@yukon.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 Yukon 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
    • Judith Hartling, member from October 15, 2020, to October 14, 2023
    • Rowan MacPhail, member from December 8, 2021, to December 7, 2024
    • Tracy Thomas, member from December 8, 2021, to December 7, 2024
    • Zara Soukoroff, member from December 8, 2021, to December 7, 2024

Contact 

For questions about the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon) email stephanie.coulthard@yukon.ca, phone 867-667-3030, or fax 867-393-6270.