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Social Assistance Review Committee

Department: Health and Social Services | Agency website >>

Address: 3168 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1G3

Phone: 867-667-5669 | Fax: 867-667-5819


Social assistance recipients or those applying for assistance have the right to ask for a review of any decision made by a social worker regarding assistance. Review hearings are held by the Social Assistance Review Committee. Individuals have the right to ask for a review of:

  • their eligibility for assistance;
  • the amount of assistance provided;
  • both eligibility and amount of assistance.

The role of the Committee under the Act is to reassure applicants that their applications for assistance receive impartial consideration and that the Committee’s resulting decisions as to eligibility and amount are based on reasonable findings of fact; and result from a reasonable application of the regulations to those findings of fact. The Committee has authority with respect only to assistance and does not have authority with respect to any other aid or welfare services that may be provided to a person under the Act or otherwise.


Period: December 2008 to present
Type: Adjudicative


The Minister appoints at least 3 members—this includes the Chair and Vice-Chair.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: The Minister will consider the following when making appointments:

  • males and females should be fairly represented;
  • Yukon's cultural diversity should be represented; and
  • people with knowledge of or experience in need of assistance.

Term: 3 years. May be reappointed.

Meetings: As required.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Macdonald, Ginny Member 09/18/2018 09/17/2021
Gray, Paul       Member and Vice-Chair    06/17/2016    06/16/2019 
Leonard, Mieke   Member    06/17/2016    06/16/2019 
O'Connor, Tammie    Member    06/17/2016    06/16/2019 
Simpson, Michael   Member    08/31/2017    08/30/2020 
Journeaux Henderson, Sandra   Member and Chair    09/06//2017    09/05/2020