Visit the Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators

For further information on the Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators contact Colleen Henry at the Board Secretariat at (867) 668-5767 or registrar@yhrpa.ca, or visit their website at yhrpa.ca.

What is the Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators?

The Panel of Adjudicators is independent of the Yukon Human Rights Commission.

The information below is provided as part of the Commission’s mandate for public education about human rights in Yukon.

As part of the human rights complaint process, the Yukon Human Rights Commission may refer a complaint to the Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators, which will form a Board and hold a hearing and make a decision as to whether a complaint is proven or not. The Board of Adjudication is entirely independent of the Yukon Human Rights Commission and has a separate administration. Hearings and decisions of the Board are public.

A complaint may be referred to the Panel of Adjudicators by the Commission in a number of situations:

  • Where a complaint has not been settled and an investigation has been done, and the complaint appears to have some merit
  • Where a complaint has not been investigated, but direct referral to the Panel is appropriate because there are urgent circumstances requiring a speedy resolution, or the issue is a strictly legal one, or testimony under oath is the only way to establish what occurred

A Board of Adjudication is drawn from a panel of adjudicators who are appointed by the Legislature, and the Board will conduct a public hearing into the complaint. If the Board determines on a balance of probabilities that the complaint is proven, it can order the party who discriminated to stop the discrimination, to pay damages for financial loss caused by the discrimination and to pay compensation for "injury to dignity, feelings or self-respect". It can also make an order to remove the cause of the discrimination. A decision of the Board of Adjudication can be appealed on questions of law to the Supreme Court of the Yukon.

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Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

215 - 305 Main Street
Accessible entrance is on 3rd Avenue
under the breezeway.

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Helpline: 867.667.6226
Toll free: 1.800.661.0535
We accept collect calls.

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215 - 305 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B4

Fax: 867.667.2662

We respectfully acknowledge that the Yukon Human Rights Commission office is located within the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.