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Human Rights Commission (Yukon)

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Address: Secretariat, 215-305 Main Street (Second Floor of  Hougen's Centre, Accessible Entrance on 3rd Avenue) Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2B5

Email: info@yukonhumanrights.ca

Phone: 867-667-6226 | Fax: 867-667-2662


The Commission’s mandate is to:

  • promote the principle that every individual is free and equal in dignity and rights;
  • promote the principle that cultural diversity is a fundamental human value and a basic human right;
  • promote education and research designed to eliminate discrimination;
  • promote a settlement of complaints in accordance with the objects of the Human Rights Act by agreement of all parties;
  • cause complaints which are not settled by agreement to be adjudicated, and at the adjudication adopt the position which in the opinion of the Commission best promotes the objects of the Human Rights Act.

The Commission conducts education and research on the principle of equal pay for work of equal value in the private sector. The Commission is accountable to the Legislature.

Authority: Human Rights Act, section 16
Period: 1987 to present
Type: Adjudicative


The Commission consists of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 members. A member may only be removed from office by resolution of the Legislature.

Appointments to this Committee are subject to standing order 45 of the Legislative Assembly.

Appointment process: Legislative appointment

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join. A strong interest in human rights and knowledge of administrative law would be an asset. The composition of the board would ideally represent Yukon's diversity.

Term: 3 years.

Meetings: 16 meetings a year.

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:
Moir, Karen Member 05/24/2016 05/23/2019
Knutson, Russell Member 04/30/2018 04/29/2021
Gardiner, Gavin   Member   04/24/2018    04/23/2021 
Dougherty, Michael   Member    12/11/2018    12/10/2021 
Green, Kim    Member    12/11/2018    12/10/2021