Members are appointed by a Minister or Cabinet (Order in Council) as set out in the policy or legislation that establishes the board or committee.
In some cases, not all of the members are appointed by the Yukon government. For example, some boards and committees are administered by the Government of Canada with half of the members being appointed by First Nations governments and half appointed by Yukon government. Some boards are appointed by the legislative assembly through a standing committee. School council members are elected in accordance with the Education Act.
Some boards and committees require members to hold certain qualifications or affiliations to participate. For instance, three positions on the Yukon Medical Council are set aside for physicians.
A board or committee may pay an honorarium to members in recognition of their service to the public. Honoraria are not intended to replace income that a board or committee member could have earned instead of performing the public service.
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