Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee

  • About the Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee
  • Apply to be a member of the Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee
  • Current members
  1. About the Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee

    The Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee:

    • advises the Government of Yukon about:
      • educational standards to be set for licensed practical nurses,
      • training programs for licensed practical nurses,
      • qualifications for registration, and
      • registration fees, annual fees, and reinstatement fees payable under the Act;
    • reviews applications for registration;
    • develops and publicizes the functions and areas of competence of and standards of practice for licensed practical nurses;
    • monitors the need for licensed practical nurses; 
    • performs any other tasks in keeping with the purposes of the Act requested by the Minister; and
    • reviews every complaint made against a licensed practical nurse that is received by the Registrar. 
    • Authority: Licensed Practical Nurses Act, section 2 
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: Order-In-Council
    • Requirements: At least 3 members must be licensed practical nurses.
    • Term: 3 years
    • Meetings: as required
    • Department: Community Services
    • Honoraria: $125 per day
  2. Apply to be a member of the Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee

    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
    • Erika Oppen, member from January 17, 2019, to January 16, 2022
    • Jill Wnek, member from January 18, 2018, to January 17, 2021
    • Karen Gilbert, member and chair from February 6, 2020 to February 5, 2023
    • Kimberly Hovey, member from May 15, 2018, to May 14, 2021
    • Matthew Wilson, member from January 17, 2019, to January 16, 2022


For questions about the Licensed Practical Nurses Advisory Committee phone 867-667-5111, fax 867-667-3609, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.