Minister's Advisory Council on Women and Gender Equity

  • About the Minister's Advisory Council on Women and Gender Equity
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Minister's Advisory Council on Women and Gender Equity

    The council:

    • reviews policies, programs and legislation related to gender equity or equity for individuals who may face discrimination becasue of their sexual orientation; and
    • advises all Government of Yukon ministers with respect to any issues the minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate or other minister may refer to the council for its consideration

    More about the board

    • Authority: Minister's Advisory Council on Women and Gender Equity Act
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: Order-in-Council
    • Requirements:
      • Members to be representative of diverse identity factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, indigeneity, race, national and ethic origin, age, place of residence and disability.
      • Experience working or voluteering to advance gender equity or equity for persons who may face discrimation because of their sexual orientation.
      • Have worked or volunteered with individual with diverse identities.
      • Have served as directors or officers of a society or other not-for-profit organization, or provided advice to government.
    • Term: not to exceed 3 years but may be reappointed for a further term.
    • Meetings: at least 4 times per year
    • Department: Women and Gender Equity 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 form.
    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're open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: [email protected]
      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
    • Rowan MacPhail, member from December 8, 2021, to December 7, 2024
    • Tracy Thomas, member from December 8, 2021, to December 7, 2024
    • Zara Soukoroff, member from December 8, 2021, to December 7, 2024

Contact 

For questions about the Minister's Advisory Council on Women and Gender Equity email [email protected], phone 867-667-3030.