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Minerals Advisory Board (Yukon)

Department: Energy, Mines and Resources 

Address: 400-211 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2B2

Email: mining@gov.yk.ca | Phone: 867-633-7952; 1-800-661-0408 | Fax: 867-456-3899


The Board makes recommendations to the Minister for governmental actions in relation to the following matters:

  • increasing mineral exploration and development in Yukon;
  • attracting capital for the exploration and development of new mines;
  • ensuring feasible and timely development of mines;
  • improving the potential for producing mines to remain viable;
  • participation by Yukon residents and businesses in mining;
  • reducing constraints, including governmental constraints, on the development of minerals in Yukon;
  • outreach with First Nations to explore the opportunities and benefits of mineral exploration and development in Yukon;
  • such other matters pertaining to mineral exploration and development in Yukon as the Minister refers to the Board.

The Board also undertakes educative initiatives, such as conferences and workshops, when requested by the Minister.


Period: June 7, 1999 to present
Type: Advisory


The Minister appoints up to 12 members:

  • 1 member of the Yukon Chamber of Mines;
  • 1 member of the Klondike Placer Miners Association;
  • 2 Aboriginal members; and
  • the balance of the members are reflective of the mining industry and are persons who:
    • are chief executive officers or senior managers of companies with a mineral exploration project or a mine in Yukon,
    • are Chief Executive Officers or senior managers in the junior mining sector,
    • are involved in a national mining association, or
    • have significant experience in a relevant aspect of the minerals industry.

The Minister designates one member as Chair.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: Detailed in the membership section above.

Term: Up to 2 years. May be reappointed.

Meetings: At least once a year.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Garrett, Diane Member 10/11/2018 10/10/2020
Loveless, Neil Member 10/11/2018 10/10/2020
Burrell, Heather    Member 10/11/2018 10/10/2020
Donaldson, Scott Member 10/11/2018 10/10/2020
Souckey, Roger Member and Chair 10/11/2018 10/10/2020
West-Sells, Paul Member 06/29/2017 06/28/2019
Burke, Mike   Member   10/11/2018   10/10/2020
Long, Ed   Member   06/29/2017   06/28/2019
Adams, Travis   Member    12/18/2018    12/17/2020 
Ayranto, Mark    Member    12/18/2018    12/17/2020 


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