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About the Advisory Committee for Yukon Education

This committee was formed in January 2016. Together, we are looking at what’s working, what’s not working and how we can improve Yukon’s schools and education system.

Find documents, including meeting minutes and reports >>>

Work of the committee

The committee discusses and addresses education challenges and ways to support Yukon learners.

The committee has:

  • Reviewed past reports and recommendations about education in Yukon and identified key themes and priorities;
  • Explored curriculum from across Canada and recommended Yukon use B.C.’s new curriculum with additional Yukon and Yukon First Nations content and perspectives; and
  • Provided feedback and suggestions on Yukon’s curriculum redesign, the proposed student assessment changes, draft cultural inclusion standards, in-service and training for Yukon educators, Yukon school calendars, school review and growth planning processes and public engagement strategies.

Committee members

Members of the committee include representatives from our partners:

  • Scott Kerby, secondary teacher
  • John Duclos, Principal, Association of Yukon School Administrators (AYSA)
  • Marc Champagne, Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon (CSFY)
  • Tosh Southwick, First Nations Education Commission
  • Jennifer Wykes, Council of Yukon First Nations
  • Laura Lang, Whitehorse Elementary School Council and Department of Health and Social Services
  • Sandra Henderson, F.H. Collins Secondary School Council
  • Edith Elder, Vanier Catholic Secondary School Council, Catholic Education Association of Yukon (CEAY)
  • Elaine Taylor, Association of Yukon School Councils, Boards & Committees (AYSCBC)
  • President, Yukon Teachers' Association
  • Yukon College

Committee documents

The key documents from the Advisory Committee for Yukon Education are posted here for your information, including minutes from meetings and from its earlier work as the New Vision Steering Committee and the Curriculum Redesign Advisory Committee.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes June 13, 2017
Meeting Minutes May 10, 2017
Meeting Minutes January 17, 2017
Meeting Minutes December 6, 2016
Meeting Minutes November 8, 2016  
Meeting Minutes June 13, 2016  
Meeting Minutes April 1, 2016  
Meeting Minutes February 19, 2016
Meeting Minutes January 29, 2016  
Meeting Minutes January 15, 2016     
Meeting Minutes November 25, 2015 

Past reports

What we Heard Report
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Findings, 2015
Office of the Auditor General of Canada, Report, 2009 
Department of Education, One Vision, Multiple Pathways, 2008 [large document - 4.6 MB]
Yukon First Nation Education Advisory Committee, Helping Students Succeed: Vision Goals and Priorities for Yukon First Nations Education, 2008
Education Reform Project, 2007
Council for Yukon Indians, Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow, 1973 


Advisory Committee for Yukon Education 

Department of Education
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867-456-5545