Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Independent Commission on Electoral Reform

Department: Executive Council Office
Address: Box 2703 (A-5), Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 2C6
Email: michal.khan@yukonelectoralreform.ca | Phone: 867-334-2879

View the Draft Terms of Reference The terms of reference will be finalized and posted after the commission has met.


To investigate and assess options related to the priorities for electoral reform identified by Yukoners. Prepare a final report with recommendations responding to these priorities and submit to government by January 31, 2019.  

Period: July 10 2019 to January 31, 2020

Type: Advisory

The Minister of Executive Council Office appoints at least 3 members including 1 chair. 

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: Due to the independent and non-partisan nature of the commission, any member of the public was welcome to submit their resume for consideration with the exception of:

  • Paid employees of territorial political parties; and
  • Members of the Legislative Assembly and paid employees of the offices of Members of the Legislative Assembly.

The selection process was guided by the following desired qualifications, with best efforts made to reflect the cultural, regional, and other diversity of Yukon:

  • Experience with, or knowledge of, the broader public policy context of democratic or electoral engagement
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, using research, public input, or other evidence to provide advice or make recommendations to decision makers
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, building networks or fostering relationships with Yukon communities
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of teamwork
  • Demonstrates an ability to apply critical thinking and to problem-solve

Meetings: Meetings will be held as required for the commission to fulfill its mandate. Teleconference and video-conference attendance is permitted. We expect an estimated eight days of remunerated work per commissioner per month for six months. Some travel may be required but all eligible expenses will be covered. A secretariat will provide administrative and research support to the commission.

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

Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Lott Thompson , Jessica Chair July 10, 2019 January 31, 2020
Buckway, Beverly Member July 10, 2019 January 31, 2020
Blais, Jean-Sebastien Member July 10, 2019 January 31, 2020