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 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

  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
    • Cindy Allen, member from May 13, 2021 to May 12, 2024
    • Judith Hartling, member from October 15, 2020 to October 14, 2023
    • Karen Keenan, member from April 16, 2020 to April 15, 2023


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