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The Yukon Human Rights Commission is seeking a Director.  

The Director reports to the members of the Human Rights Commission.  The Director is responsible for the administration of the Human Rights Act  and for the overall management of the Human Rights Commission office.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Operational and financial planning
  • Management
  • Public relations 
  • Public education 
  • Screening complaints, mediating complaints, and directing the investigation of complaints


  • Sound knowledge and experience of general management principles and methods, techniques and activities, including financial, human resource and office management
  • Knowledge and experience of human rights law, administrative law and human rights commission practices and policies in Canada
  • Demonstrated interest in and sensitivity to human rights issues
  • Ability to communicate and clearly explain, orally and in writing, complex legislation, legal issues and human rights concepts
  • Excellent conflict management, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Cross-cultural understanding and communication skills
  • Understanding of First Nations culture and the northern context
  • Law degree

Salary Range:

$104,198 - $135,315

This position is established by legislation and is not part of the public service.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to self-identify as appropriate.

Please apply by email or mail, and include your curriculum vitae, three references and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in being the Director of the Yukon Human Rights Commission, to:

The Hiring Committee

Yukon Human Rights Commission

101 – 9010 Quartz Road

Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 2Z5

Email: humanrights@yhrc.yk.ca

Fax:    (867) 667-2662

CLOSING DATE:  4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday September 8, 2014 

A detailed position description is available here

If you are looking for more information about human rights and fairness, you will also find links to Canadian and international human rights resources and organizations.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is an independent commission created by the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Our mandate as laid out in Section 16 of the Yukon Human Rights Act is to promote equality and diversity through research, education and enforcement of the Yukon Human Rights Act.

Also see Yukon Human Rights Regulations | Yukon Human Rights Regulations French Version , which establishes the procedures of the Commission and Board of Adjudication for administration of the Yukon Human Rights Act.

TAKE NOTE (Disclaimer):
Any reference to the “Unofficial Consolidation” of the Yukon Human Rights Act or Regulations refers to documents which incorporate the new 2009 amendments to the Act and Regulations. When using the legislation for official purposes, individuals should refer to the official original documents of the Acts and Regulations printed and published by the Yukon Queen’s Printer which are available from queens.printer@gov.yk.ca or at the Yukon Public Law Library yukon.law.library@gov.yk.ca and at Yukon public libraries.


The Yukon Legislature passed Bill 71 on May 14, 2009 making changes to the Yukon Human Rights Act.  Over the summer and fall of 2009, the Department of Justice worked on Regulations to harmonize with the changes in Bill 71 and consulted with the Commission on the draft Regulations. On December 10, 2009 the new Act and amended Regulations were brought into effect.  See “What’s New” section for more details.

For further information about the Commission and about your rights and responsibilities under the Yukon Human Rights Act, please contact us.


101-9010 Quartz Road
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2Z5

PHONE: 867-667-6226 or 1-800-661-0535
FAX: 867-667-2662
E-MAIL: humanrights@yhrc.yk.ca