Appointments

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as an appointee or nominee on CIRNAC boards, commissions and other organizations within the department's portfolio.

To learn more, please visit Opportunities for ministerial appointments.

There are 44 institutions, boards and commissions for which the departments have appointment responsibilities in addition to being responsible for reporting to Parliament on the federal government institutions that fall under their portfolios.

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How appointments work

Several of the organizations for which the ministers have appointment responsibilities have been established under land claims and enabling legislation to carry out functions associated with resource management and dispute resolution. Many play a particularly significant role in the North. Others have an advisory role to the ministers. These organizations (boards, panels and commissions) are physically located across the country and vary in scope.

Members of these organizations are appointed in one of 2 ways:

Governor in Council appointments

Ministerial appointments

  • Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board is a co-management board composed of Indigenous hunters, government biologists and wildlife managers. As an advisory board, it works with governments, communities, industry and other organizations to develop recommendations for the conservation and management of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq caribou herds and their ranges.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Erik Allain Member (at sole discretion of the minister) January 16, 2023
    Atuat Shouldice Alternate (at sole discretion of the minister) June 16, 2025
  • Eeyou Marine Region Impact Review Board
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Eeyou Marine Region Impact Review Board screens project proposals in the Eeyou Marine Region to determine whether a review of environmental, social or economic impacts is required. When the board conducts a review, it determines if the proposal should proceed and, if so, under what terms and conditions. The minister has the overriding authority to approve or reject projects in national or regional interests.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Isaac Masty Chairperson (nominated by the board) January 11, 2025
    Brendan O'Donnell Member (at sole discretion of the minister) August 22, 2022
    Lucassie Arragutainaq Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) June 24, 2022
    Brian Craik Member (nominated by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)) August 12, 2024
    Fred Tomatuk Member (nominated by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)) August 12, 2024
  • Eeyou Marine Region Planning Commission
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Eeyou Marine Region Planning Commission is responsible for preparing land use plans, which are approved by Governor in Council and the Executive Council of the Government of Nunavut. The commission monitors projects to ensure they conform to the land use plans.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Vacant Chairperson (nominated by the commission) Not applicable
    Lorne McNeice Member (at sole discretion of the minister) June 16, 2023
    Elijassie Kavik Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) April 15, 2024
    Christopher Beck Member (nominated by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)) August 12, 2024
    Chantal Otter Tétreault Member (nominated by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)) August 12, 2024
  • Environmental Impact Review Board (Inuvialuit Region)
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Environmental Impact Review Board (Inuvialuit Region) carries out environmental impact assessments and public reviews of development projects referred to it by the Environmental Impact Screening Committee. The board decides whether a project should proceed and, if so, under what specific terms and conditions. The board also considers any remedial or mitigating measures that it feels should be applied to the project to minimize harm to wildlife harvesting. Where wildlife compensation is an issue, the board may also recommend limits of liability for the developer.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Vacant Chairperson (appointed with consent of the Inuvialuit) Not applicable
    Vacant Member (at sole discretion of the minister) Not applicable
    Catherine Cockney Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) October 30, 2022
    Bruce McLean Member (nominated by the Government of Yukon) February 7, 2024
    Debbie Gully Member (nominated by the Inuvialuit) September 30, 2023
    Ethel-Jean Gruben Member (nominated by the Inuvialuit) September 30, 2024
    Robert Kuptana Member (nominated by the Inuvialuit) September 30, 2022
  • Environmental Impact Screening Committee (Inuvialuit Region)
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Environmental Impact Screening Committee (Inuvialuit Region) conducts environmental screening of development proposals affecting the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to determine whether they could have a significant negative impact on the environment or on wildlife harvesting. Development proposals so identified are referred by the Screening Committee to the Environmental Impact Review Board or another appropriate body or bodies for an environmental impact assessment.

    Name Position Expiry date
    David Livingstone Chairperson (appointed with consent of the Inuvialuit) October 5, 2023
    Todd Slack Member (at sole discretion of the minister) August 22, 2022
    Ron Wallace Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) March 21, 2025
    Bengt Pettersson Member (nominated by the Government of Yukon) August 4, 2022
    Darin Nasogaluak Member (nominated by the Inuvialuit) September 30. 2024
    Shannon O'Hara Member (nominated by the Inuvialuit) September 30, 2022
    Ray Ruben, Sr. Member (nominated by the Inuvialuit) September 30, 2022
  • Environmental Studies Research Fund Management Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Environmental Studies Research Fund Management Board manages the Environmental Studies Research Fund, a research program which sponsors environmental and social studies. It is designed to assist in the decision-making process related to oil and gas exploration and development on Canada's frontier lands, including all terms and conditions.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Jennifer Matthews Chairperson (nominated by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) April 22, 2024
    Vacant Member (at sole discretion of the minister) Not applicable
    Daniel Van Vliet Member (nominated by the Minister of Northern Affairs) April 22, 2024
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change) Not applicable
    Liisa Peramaki Member (nominated by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) April 22, 2024
    Julie VanTol Member (nominated by the Minister of Natural Resources) March 11, 2025
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Canada Energy Regulator) Not applicable
    Elizabeth Young Member (nominated by the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board) Indeterminate
    Eric Thériault Member (nominated by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board) Indeterminate
    Thomas McKeever Member (nominated by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) April 22, 2024
    Sherry Becker Member (nominated by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) April 22, 2024
    Steve Bettles Member (nominated by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) April 22, 2024
  • Gwich'in Arbitration Panel
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Gwich'in Arbitration Panel resolves disputes in any matter which the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement stipulates is to be determined by arbitration, and any matter concerning the interpretation or application of the agreement where the parties agree to be bound by an arbitration decision. The decisions are conclusive and binding on the parties to the arbitration and cannot be challenged by appeal or review in any court except on the grounds that the arbitrators have erred in law or exceeded their jurisdiction. In the absence of the Surface Rights Board to be created by legislation, relevant surface rights disputes in the Gwich'in Settlement Area may be referred to the arbitration panel.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Vacant Chairperson (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
    Vacant Vice-Chairperson (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
    Daryl Dolynny Member (at sole discretion of the minister) May 9, 2024
    Stephanie Irlbacker-Fox Member (at sole discretion of the minister) November 5, 2022
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) Not applicable
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) Not applicable
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
  • Gwich'in Land and Water Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Gwich'in Land and Water Board provides for the conservation, development and utilization of the land and water resources of the settlement area in a manner that will provide the optimum benefit for past residents, future residents and Canadians of the settlement area and the Mackenzie Valley.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Elizabeth Wright Chairperson (nominated by the board) March 11, 2024
    Gerald W. Kisoun Member (at sole discretion of the minister) April 21, 2024
    William Koe Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) September 28, 2023
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
    Roger Fraser Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) June 16, 2024
  • Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board has jurisdiction over developing, reviewing and proposing approvals, exceptions and amendments of the land use plan within the Gwich'in Settlement Area. The board recommends the settlement area land use plan for approval of the territorial and federal governments and the Gwich'in Tribal Council. The board may propose amendments to the approved plan, monitor compliance with the plan and conduct periodic reviews.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Bob Simpson Chairperson (nominated by the board) April 5, 2024
    Vacant Member (at sole discretion of the minister) Not applicable
    Gerald Kisoun Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) September 28, 2023
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) Not applicable
  • Inuvialuit Water Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The objects of the Board are to provide for the conservation, development and utilization of waters in a manner that will provide the optimum benefit for all Canadians in general and, in particular, for the residents of the portion of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region located in the Northwest Territories for which the Board is authorized to issue licences.

    Name Position Expiry Date
    Richard Binder Chairperson (nominated by Inuvialuit Regional Corporation) January 8, 2024
    Gerald Inglangasuk Member (nominated by Government of the Northwest Territories) December 11, 2024
    Elizabeth Arey Member (nominated by Government of the Northwest Territories) February 21, 2022
    Herbert Felix Member (nominated by Inuvialuit Regional Corporation) February 8, 2024
    Member Member (nominated by Government of Canada)  
  • Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board is the main instrument in the Mackenzie Valley for environmental assessments and environmental impact reviews of developments. It ensures that the impact on the environment and concerns of Indigenous people and the general public are taken into careful consideration before actions are taken in connection with proposed developments.

    Name Position Expiry date
    JoAnne Deneron Chairperson (nominated by the board) April 2, 2023
    Jim Edmondson Member (at sole discretion of the minister) January 5, 2024
    Sunny Munroe Member (at sole discretion of the minister) February 19, 2023
    Harvey Pierrot Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) August 3, 2024
    Ron Wallace Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) June 1, 2022
    Brenda Gauthier Member (nominated by the Dehcho) March 13, 2025
    David Krutko Member (nominated by the Gwich'in) July 12, 2023
    Yvonne (Doolittle) Nakiyamak Member (nominated by the Sahtu) November 23, 2023
    Jane Weyallon Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) January 30, 2023
  • Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board has 3 main functions:

    • process trans-regional land use and water use applications in the Mackenzie Valley
    • provide direction to regional land and water boards on general policy matters concerning the use of land and water or the deposit of waste that require consistent application throughout the Mackenzie Valley
    • issue land use permits and water licences outside settled land claim areas in the Mackenzie Valley
    Name Position Expiry date
    Mavis Cli-Michaud Chairperson (nominated by the board) May 3, 2023
    Dr. Lesley Allen Member (at sole discretion of the minister) February 21, 2024
    Vacant Member (nominated by the minister in consultation with Indigenous groups) Not applicable
    Camilia Zoe-Chocolate Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) August 27, 2023
    Debbie Watsyk Member (nominated by the Dehcho and in consultation with Indigenous groups) January 11, 2025
  • Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board screens project proposals in the Nunavik Marine Region to determine whether a review of environmental, social or economic impacts is required. When the board conducts a review, it determines if the proposal should proceed and, if so, under what terms and conditions. The minister has the overriding authority to approve or reject projects in national or regional interests.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Barrie Ford Chairperson (nominated by the board) June 16, 2023
    Neil Greig Member (at sole discretion of the minister) August 22, 2022
    Lucassie Arragutainaq Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) March 23, 2025
    Peter May Member (nominated by Makivik) September 18, 2024
    Vacant Member (nominated by Makivik) Not applicable
  • Nunavik Marine Region Planning Commission
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Nunavik Marine Region Planning Commission is responsible for establishing, in conjunction with government, broad planning policies and objectives for the Nunavik Marine Region. Land use plans developed by the commission must be consistent with provisions of the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement. The land use plans guide and direct resource use and development in the Nunavik Marine Region. In addition to fulfilling those objectives described in the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement, the commission performs such additional functions as may be agreed upon, from time to time, by government and the Makivik Designated Organization.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Billy Dan May Chairperson (nominated by the commission) February 21, 2025
    Lorne McNeice Member (at sole discretion of the minister) August 22, 2022
    Joannie Ikkidluak Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) February 3, 2024
    Charlie Alaku Member (nominated by Makivik) January 15, 2023
    Bobby Epoo Member (nominated by Makivik) January 15, 2023
  • Nunavut Implementation Panel
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Nunavut Implementation Panel oversees and provides direction on the implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Georgina Lloyd Member (at sole discretion of the minister) Indeterminate
    Jimi Onalik Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) Indeterminate
    Brad Hickes Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) Indeterminate
    Pacome Lloyd Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) Indeterminate
  • Nunavut Impact Review Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board screens project proposals in Nunavut to determine whether a review of environmental, social or economic impacts is required. When the board conducts a review, it determines whether the proposal should proceed and, if so, under what terms and conditions. The minister has the overriding authority to approve or reject projects in national or regional interests.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Marjorie Kaviq Kaluraq Chairperson (nominated by the board) February 26, 2023
    Peter Kusugak Member (at sole discretion of the minister) May 9, 2025
    Catherine Emrick Member (at sole discretion of the minister) May 23, 2024
    Albert Ehaloak Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) June 29, 2023
    Philip (Omingmakyok) Kadlun Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) March 3, 2025
    Guy Alikut Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) June 8, 2024
    Madeleine Qumuatuq Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) March 21, 2024
    Allen Maghagak Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) February 20, 2023
    Henry Ohokannoak Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) July 21, 2023
    Charlie Arngak Alternate (nominated by Makivik) February 26, 2023
    Vacant Alternate (nominated by Makivik) Not applicable
  • Nunavut Planning Commission
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Nunavut Planning Commission is responsible for developing land use plans, which are approved by Cabinet and the Executive Council of the Government of Nunavut. The commission monitors compliance of land use plans implemented by government departments and agencies.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Andrew Nakashuk Chairperson (nominated by the commission in consultation with the Government of Nunavut) July 7, 2022
    Shawn Lester Member (at sole discretion of the minister) December 6, 2023
    Patricia Enuapik Member (at sole discretion of the minister) March 1, 2024
    Joshua Arreak Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) October 15, 2024
    Simeon Mikkungwak Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) August 3, 2024
    Darrell Ohokannoak Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) January 16, 2024
    Abraham Keenainak Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) March 21, 2024
    Dorothy Gibbons Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) February 26, 2023
    Vacant Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) Not applicable
    Charlie Arngak Alternate (nominated by Makivik) February 26, 2023
    Vacant Alternate (nominated by Makivik) Not applicable
  • Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal regulates entry and access to lands, determines rights of and compensation payable to the title holder and determines the amount for wildlife compensation claims in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Bert Rose Chairperson (nominated by the tribunal) April 10, 2025
    Meeka Kakudluk Member (at sole discretion of the minister) November 28, 2023
    John Maurice Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) February 19, 2023
    Elisapee Karetak Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) August 28, 2022
    Vacant Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) Not applicable
  • Nunavut Water Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Nunavut Water Board has responsibilities and powers over the regulation, use and management of water in the Nunavut Settlement Area. The board contributes fully to the development of land use plans as they concern water in the Nunavut Settlement Area by providing its recommendations to the Nunavut Planning Commission.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Lootie Toomasie Chairperson (nominated by the board) September 3, 2023
    Earle G. Baddaloo Member (at sole discretion of the minister) December 17, 2023
    Alex Ningark Member (at sole discretion of the minister) December 14, 2024
    Sarah Silou Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) July 7, 2024
    Amanda Hanson Main Member (nominated by the Government of Nunavut) October 25, 2022
    Sakiasie Sowdlooapik Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) June 26, 2022
    Vacant Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) Not applicable
    David Oolooyuk Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) July 7, 2024
    Vacant Member (nominated by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated) Not applicable
    Charlie Arngak Alternate (nominated by Makivik) February 26, 2023
    Vacant Alternate (nominated by Makivik) Not applicable
  • Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board gives Northerners a direct voice in the Nutrition North Canada program. The board provides advice to the Minister of Northern Affairs to help guide the direction and activities of the program and to ensure that Northerners receive its full benefits. Board members serve in their own right as volunteers and not as representatives of any particular organization, area or special interest.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Nellie Cournoyea Chairperson (at sole discretion of the minister) December 2, 2023
    Gordon Harkness Vice-Chairperson (at sole discretion of the minister) December 2, 2023
    Janice Grey-Scott Member (at sole discretion of the minister) June 10, 2024
    Sarah Jane Cook Member (at sole discretion of the minister) June 10, 2024
    Brenda Jancke Member (at sole discretion of the minister) June 10, 2024
    Beth Kotierk Member (at sole discretion of the minister) June 10, 2024
    Jason Smallboy Member (at sole discretion of the minister) March 29, 2025
  • Porcupine Caribou Management Board
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Porcupine Caribou Management Board provides advice and makes recommendations to governments and other boards and agencies for the conservation and management of the Porcupine Herd and its habitat. The board establishes and maintains communications with Indigenous users, governments and others to ensure Indigenous participation in cooperative management decisions.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Joe Tetlichi Chairperson (nominated by the board) February 13, 2027
    Shannon Stotyn Member (joint appointment by the minister and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change) September 30, 2025
    Ian McDonald Alternate (nominated by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change) November 24, 2025
  • Sahtu Land and Water Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Sahtu Land and Water Board is a regional panel of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. The board has jurisdiction for land and water regulation in the Sahtu Settlement Area.

    The board's main functions are to process land use permit and water licence applications in the Sahtu Settlement Area.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Tanya MacIntosh Chairperson (nominated by the board) May 31, 2024
    Violet (Doolittle) Nakiyamak Member (at sole discretion of minister) March 21, 2024
    Philippe di Pizzo Member (nominated by the Government of Northwest Territories) April 23, 2023
    George Barnaby Member (nominated by the Sahtu) February 19, 2023
    Gina Dolphus Member (nominated by the Sahtu) April 13, 2025
  • Sahtu Land Use Planning Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Sahtu Land Use Planning Board has jurisdiction for developing, reviewing and proposing approvals, exceptions and amendments of a land use plan within the Sahtu Settlement Area. The board recommends a settlement area land use plan for approval of the territorial and federal governments and the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated. The board may propose amendments to the approved plan, monitor compliance with the plan and conduct periodic reviews.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Heather Bourassa Chairperson (nominated by the board) February 23, 2024
    Michael Mifflin Member (at sole discretion of the minister) December 1, 2024
    Edna Tobac Member (nominated by the Government of Northwest Territories November 5, 2023
    Dakota Erutse Member (nominated by the Sahtu) September 27, 2022
    Jimmy Tutcho Member (nominated by the Sahtu) December 14, 2024
  • Tłı̨chǫ Dispute Resolution Administrator and Deputy Dispute Resolution Administrator
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Tłı̨chǫ Dispute Resolution Administrator and Deputy Administrator attempt to resolve disputes through discussion and mediation before invoking a court process related to any of the following under the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement:

    • any matter which the Agreement stipulates may be resolved in accordance with this chapter
    • a dispute between government and the Tłı̨chǫ Government concerning the interpretation or application of the Agreement
    • any matter which an agreement between government and the Tłı̨chǫ Government stipulates may be resolved in accordance with this chapter or may be dealt with under 6.4.
    Name Position Expiry date
    Louie Azzolini Administrator (joint nomination by the minister, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Tłı̨chǫ Government) September 17, 2024
    Vacant Deputy Administrator (joint nomination by the minister, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Tłı̨chǫ Government) Not applicable
  • Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The We'keezhii Land and Water Board is responsible for regulating the use of land and water and the deposit of waste throughout the Wek'eezhii except in a national park or a national historic park or site administered by Parks Canada. The board issues, amends, renew, suspends, cancels licences and permits.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Mason Mantla Chairperson (nominated by the board) December 14, 2024
    Rachel Ann Crapeau Member (at sole discretion of the minister) June 16, 2024
    Mike Nitsiza Member (nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories) February 25, 2024
    Jocelyn Zoe Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) December, 20, 2024
    Alex Nitsiza Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) December 20, 2024
  • Wek'eezhii Renewable Resources Board
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Wek'eezhii Renewable Resources Board establishes policies and proposes regulations in respect of the harvesting of wildlife, both on a personal and a commercial basis, on commercial activities related to wildlife including commercial establishments for harvesting, guiding and outfitting services and hunting, fishing and naturalist camps and lodges. The board approves plans for the management and protection of wildlife, the designation of conservation areas and endangered species, interim management guidelines and park management plans as well as regulations proposed by government. It also establishes rules and procedures for consultation and reviews any matter in respect of wildlife referred to it by government.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Joseph Judas Chairperson (nominated by the board) January 6, 2024
    Isabelle Duclos Member (nominated by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change) May 9, 2024
    Stu Niven Member (nominated by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) August 28, 2024
    Suzanne Carrière Member (nominated by the Government of Northwest Territories) December 18, 2022
    Steven Matthews Member (nominated by the Government of Northwest Territories) January 10, 2026
    Edward Erasmus Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) April 12, 2023
    Christopher Football Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) April 12, 2023
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) Not applicable
    Edward Chocolate Member (nominated by the Tłı̨chǫ Government) July 4, 2022
  • Yukon Dispute Resolution Board
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Yukon Dispute Resolution Board provides a comprehensive dispute resolution process to resolve disputes which arise out of the interpretation, administration or implementation of settlement agreements or settlement legislation. It facilitates the out-of-court resolution of disputes in a non‑adversarial and informal atmosphere. The decision of an arbitrator is not subject to appeal or to a judicial review in any court except on the ground that the arbitrator acted beyond or refused to exercise jurisdiction. In such a case, an appeal would be within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Yukon.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Ian Pumphrey Member (nominated by the minister) August 3, 2023
    Hillarie Zimmermann Member (nominated by the Government of Yukon) February 8, 2025
    Pearl Callaghan Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) February 25, 2023
  • Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board ensures that mandatory screening or reviews of a project are conducted and written recommendations are made to a decision body concerning any significant adverse environmental or socio-economic effects of the project.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Lauren Haney Chairperson (nominated by the minister in consultation with the Executive Committee members) July 4, 2025
    Bryony McIntyre Executive Committee Member (nominated by the Government of Yukon) June 6, 2022
    Dennis Nicloux Executive Committee Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) November 5, 2023
    Kirk Cameron Member (at sole discretion of the minister) April 21, 2024
    Michael Walton Member (nominated by the Government of Yukon) October 25, 2023
    Carlene Hajash Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) October 25, 2023
    Sylvester Jack Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) April 29, 2024
  • Yukon Surface Rights Board
    Minister of Northern Affairs

    The Yukon Surface Rights Board resolves disputes between surface and sub-surface interests, only after the parties have gone through negotiations of an agreement. Failing agreement between parties, the board establishes the terms and conditions of a right to access, if any, to settlement land as well as determines compensation allowed for access and compensation for land expropriated.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Allan Foster Chairperson (nominated by the board) February 5, 2024
    Shelagh Rowles Member (at sole discretion of the minister) February 19, 2023
    Jennifer Lee Member (at sole discretion of the minister) February 16, 2024
    Elizabeth Moses Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) July 22, 2023
    Vacant Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) Not applicable
  • Yukon Training Policy Committee
    Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

    The Yukon Training Policy Committee deals with training matters resulting from the land claim negotiations. The committee supports Yukon First Nations people to obtain training to implement land claim agreements and participates in economic opportunities arising from its implementation. The committee works with First Nations who require assistance in developing training plans to access the Yukon Indian People Training Trust.

    Name Position Expiry date
    Vacant Member (at sole discretion of the minister) Not applicable
    Suzan Davy Member (nominated by the Government of Yukon) February 20, 2025
    Tosh Southwick Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) July 2, 2022
    Pearl Callaghan Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) July 7, 2023
    Janet Van Bibber Member (nominated by the Council of Yukon First Nations) March 3, 2024

Contact us

For further information concerning, boards, commissions, tribunals, committees and advisory bodies within the mandate of CIRNAC, or if you believe that you are qualified for a position within one of these institutions, contact:

Appointments Coordinator
Corporate Secretariat
Terrasses de la Chaudière
10 Wellington, North Tower, Room 2107
Gatineau,QC K1A 0H4
E-mail: aadnc.nominationsappointments.aandc@canada.ca

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