Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Building Standards Board

Department: Community Services

Phone: 867-667-5445


The Board has territory wide jurisdiction and hears appeals regarding denials or cancellations of permits or interpretations of the building code. The Board may also advise on how local products and materials may be used to construct buildings, and provide advice to the Minister on building standards and administration of the Act.

Authority: Building Standards Act, section 6
Period: 1991 to present
Type: Adjudicative; Advisory


The Commissioner in Executive Council appoints the Board with up to 5 members and may designate which member shall be the Chair.

Appointment process: Order in Council

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join. Training and experience in the building construction field is an asset. The Board seeks to have representation from 1 professional designer, 1 building contractor, and 3 members at large to carry out its mandate.

Term: Indeterminate.

Meetings: As required in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:

Name Position Since:
Grinde, Adam Member 07/13/2015
Gilday, Douglas Member 03/31/1994
Oles, Erick Member 07/13/2015
Thomas, James M. Member 11/25/2011
Shewen, Randy Member and Chair 08/28/2015