Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Apply to a Yukon government board or committee

There is 1 process to apply to any Yukon government board or committee. Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply.



  1. Complete the application form 131 KB
    (Paper copies available at the Inquiry Desk in the Main Administrative Building in Whitehorse or any Territorial Agent)
  2. Provide a brief resume with relevant information for the board or committee.
  3. Prepare a separate cover letter that describes your experience, training and education that makes you well suited to the board or committee.
  4. Submit your completed application, resume and optional cover letter by:
    • Email: Boards.Committees@gov.yk.ca
    • In person: Yukon government Inquiry Desk (2071 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon)
    • Mail: Boards and Committees Secretariat, P.O. Box 2703, A-11, Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Member selection

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.

Questions about Yukon government boards and committees?


Email: Boards.Committees@gov.yk.ca
Phone: 867-393-7477
Toll free (in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut): 1-800-661-0408