Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon)

  • About the Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member of the Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon)
  • Current members
  1. About the Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon)

    The Board makes recommendations to the Minister for governmental actions in relation to the following matters:

    • increasing mineral exploration and development in Yukon;
    • attracting capital for the exploration and development of new mines;
    • ensuring feasible and timely development of mines;
    • improving the potential for producing mines to remain viable;
    • participation by Yukon residents and businesses in mining;
    • reducing constraints, including governmental constraints, on the development of minerals in Yukon;
    • outreach with First Nations to explore the opportunities and benefits of mineral exploration and development in Yukon;
    • such other matters pertaining to mineral exploration and development in Yukon as the Minister refers to the Board.
    • Authority: 
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated requirements required to join.
    • Term: 2 years and may be reappointed
    • Meetings: once per year
    • Department: Energy, Mines and resources
    • Honoraria: OIC 1999/90

     

  2. Apply to be a member of the Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon)

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.

    Apply

    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)"
      Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      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
    • Diane Garrett, member from October 11, 2018, to October 10, 2020
    • Ed Long, member from June 29, 2017, to June 28, 2019
    • Heather Burrell, member from October 11, 2018, to October 10, 2020
    • Mark Ayranto, member from December 18, 2018, to December 17, 2020
    • Mike Burke, member from December 18, 2018, to December 17, 2020
    • Neil Loveless, member from December 18, 2018, to December 17, 2020
    • Paul West-Sells, member from June 29, 2017, to June 28, 2019
    • Roger Souckey, member and chair from December 18, 2018, to December 17, 2020
    • Scott Donaldson, member from December 18, 2018, to December 17, 2020
    • Travis Adams, member from December 18, 2018, to December 17, 2020

Contact 

For questions about the Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon) email mining@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-633-7952, or fax 867-456-3899, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 7952.