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Child Care Board (Yukon)

Department: Health and Social Services | Agency website >>

Address: Box 31117, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5P7

Email: sobionic@klondiker.com | Phone: 867-667-6966


Mandate

The Board makes recommendations to the Minister of Health and Social Services, on any issues that pertain to child care. The functions of the Board are:

  • to encourage the development and support of child care services which meet the needs of parents and children in the Yukon;
  • to make recommendations to the Minister on any matter pertaining to child care;
    to review any policies, programs, services or administrative procedures of government departments in matters pertaining to child care;
  • to advise on the planning, development, standards, co-ordination and evaluation of child care services in Yukon; and
  • to hear appeals under the Act.

Appeals are heard from:

  • individuals who have been denied child care licenses or had terms and conditions imposed on a license by the Director of Family and Children's Services;
  • appeals concerning any orders issued by the Director to remedy a violation by a licenced program; and
  • appeals from parents who have been denied a child care subsidy.

Authority:

Period: 1990 to present
Type: Advisory


Membership

The Commissioner in Executive Council appoints not less than 7 members nominated by Yukon First Nations, child care groups, licensed child care services and parents. The Commissioner also appoints the Chair and Vice-Chair who may act in the Chair's place.

Appointment process: Order in Council

Requirements: The racial, regional and gender balance of Yukon will be considered when appointing members.

Term: 2 years. May be reappointed.

Meetings: At least 2 times year and at the call of the Chair (Usually every 6 to 8 weeks).

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 From: To:
Johnston, Erin Member 08/17/2016 08/16/2018
Keats, Clayton Vice-Chair 01/13/2016  01/13/2018
Powter, Maggie    Member    03/01/2017    02/28/2019 
Ryder, Amy    Chair    03/01/2017    02/28/2019 
Dyck, Jessica   Member   05/25/2017   05/24/2019
Desharnais, Cyndy   Member   05/25/2017   05/24/2019
McKay, David   Member   05/25/2017   05/24/2019