- About the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)
- Apply to be a member of the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)
- Current members
About the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)
- develops public awareness of the issues affecting the status of women;
- promotes a change of attitudes in 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.
- 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% from rural areas), First Nations (at least 25%) 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's Directorate
- Honoraria: $125 per day
Apply to be a member of the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon)
Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.
- Complete the application.
- Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
- 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)
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.
- Judith Hartling, member from September 9, 2017, to September 20, 2020
- Joyla Chakungal, member from January 23, 2017, to January 22, 2020
- Karen Keenan, member from April 16, 2020 to April 15, 2023
- Michelle Carmichael, member from July 17, 2018, to July 16, 2021
- Yvonne Clarke, member and chair from November 10, 2017, to November 9, 2020
For questions about the Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (Yukon) phone 867-667-3030, or fax 867-393-6270, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3030.