Utilities Board (Yukon)

  • About the Utilities Board (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Utilities Board (Yukon)

    The Utilities Board: 

    • sets rates of a public utility;
    • prohibits or limits any proposed rate change;
    • sets proper and adequate rates and methods of depreciation, amortization, or depletion in respect of the property of any public utility;
    • sets just and reasonable standards, classifications, regulations, practices, measurements or services to be observed, provided or followed by a public utility;
    • determines the areas to which a public utility shall provide service and requiring the public utility to establish, construct, maintain and operate any reasonable expansion of its existing services; and
    • determines the conditions that may be imposed by a public utility to establish, construct, maintain or operate an expansion of its existing services.
    • Authority: Public Utilities Act, section 2
    • Type: regulatory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: 3 years and may be reappointed for further term
    • Meetings: at least 2 times per year
    • Department: Justice
    • Honoraria: OIC 2022/211 – chair up to $900 per day; board members up to $600 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.
    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@yukon.ca
      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
    • Andre Fortin, member from May 2, 2021, to May 1, 2024
    • Bonnie (Catherine) King, member from February 12, 2024, to February 11, 2027
    • Lesley McCullough, member from September 16, 2021, vice-chair from July 27, 2023, to September 15, 2024
    • Mel Johnson, member from May 4, 2023, to May 3, 2026
    • Richard Buchan, member and chair from February 10, 2024, to February 9, 2027


For questions about the Utilities Board (Yukon) email yub@utilitiesboard.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5058, or fax 867-667-5059.