- About the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
- Apply to be a member of the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
- Current members
About the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
Renewable Resources Councils are a primary instrument for local renewable resources management as set out in the final agreements. Each Renewable Resources Council, acting in the public interest and consistent with their Final Agreement may make recommendations to the Minister, the affected Yukon First Nation, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and the Salmon Sub-Committee on any matter related to conservation of fish and wildlife. Each Renewable Resources Council makes provisions for public involvement in the development of its decisions and its recommendations.
- Authority: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Final Agreement, Chapter 16.6.
- Type: advisory
- Appointment process: ministerial
- Requirements: all nominees to the Council should have resided in the Traditional Territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in for at least 1 year immediately prior to their appointment and should have long term familiarity with renewable resources in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory. A temporary absence from Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory does not constitute an interruption of residency.
- Term: 3 years
- Meetings: twice a month on Thursdays at the Madame Tremblay Building on 3rd and King Street
- Department: Environment
- Honoraria: Honoraria is paid to members for meetings
Apply to be a member of the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
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.
- Doug Fraser, First Nations member from December 18, 2018, to December 14, 2021
- Ian Fraser, First Nations member from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
- John Kayler Mather, Government of Yukon alternate member from August 28, 2019 to August 27, 2022
- John Mitchell, Government of Yukon member from August 28, 2019 to August 27, 2022
- Mark Weirda, Government of Yukon member from May 1, 2018, to April 30, 2021 and co-chair from January 16, 2020 to January 15, 2021
- Peggy Kormendy, First Nations alternate member from January 17, 2019, to June 7, 2020
- Robert Farr, First Nations member from September 18, 2018, to September 17, 2021
For questions about the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council phone 867-993-6976, or fax 867-993-6093 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext 6976.