Laberge Renewable Resources Council

  • About the Laberge Renewable Resources Council
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Laberge 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.

    The Council’s jurisdiction is the Ta’an Kwach’an Council Traditional Territory which includes the city of Whitehorse.

    • Authority: Ta’an Kwach’an Council Final Agreement, Chapter and 16.6.2, Renewable Resources Council manual
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: All nominees must have resided in the Ta'an Kwach'an Council Traditional Territory or the Kwanlin Dun First Nation Traditional Territory for at least 1 year immediately prior to their appointment. Nominees should have long term familiarity with renewable resources in the Traditional Territory in which they reside. A temporary absence from Ta’an Kwach’an Council Traditional Territory or Kwanlin Dun First Nation Traditional Territory does not constitute an interruption of residency.
    • Term: 5 years
    • Meetings: second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. for 3 to 4 hours
    • Department: Environment
    • Honoraria: Honoraria is paid to members for meetings

  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
    • Charissa Tizya, member from March 23, 2023, to March 22, 2028
    • Frances McGuire, member from July 8, 2021, to July 21, 2025
    • John LaVallee, member from November 25, 2021, to November 24, 2026, and co-chair from May 4, 2023, to May 3, 2024
    • Len Mychasiw, member from June 9, 2022, to June 8, 2027 
    • Neil Salvin, member from December 14, 2023, to June 21, 2025


For questions about the Laberge Renewable Resources Council email or phone 867-393-3940.