What do School Councils do?


Yukon Government Dept. of Education – The duties and powers of School Councils are described in sections of the Education Act, primarily Section 113. They include:

  • Reviewing and approving school growth plans
  • Reviewing and developing school-based policies such as dispute resolution, attendance and discipline policies
  • Participating in hiring school Principals
  • Making recommendations on how school budgets are spent
  • Advising on matters such as:
    • Length of the school years
    • Staffing needs
    • School renovations
    • School programming
    • Discipline policies
    • Student transportation
    • Proposing locally developed courses


What do KDFN Guaranteed Representatives do?


The duties and powers listed above remain the same for guaranteed reps, however, as a representative of KDFN, the following additional duties apply:

  • Liaison between KDFN Education and Social Development Department and the School Council including:
    • Providing verbal or written report to Manager, Education or designate on issues arising at meetings
    • Providing copy of meeting minutes to Manager, Education or designate
  • Share cultural perspectives with the other School Council members


KDFN is currently seeking the following Guaranteed Representatives:


  • 1 on F. H. Collins Secondary School Council
  • 2 on Porter Creek Secondary School Council


Eligibility for a seat as a KDFN guaranteed representative:


  • A current KDFN Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Cannot be employed by or working in a school to be appointed to that school’s Council


How do I apply for a seat as a KDFN guaranteed representative?


If you are interested in serving as a KDFN representative on a School Council that KDFN has a guaranteed seat, please complete the application form and submit it to:


Manager, Education

Kwanlin Dün First Nation

35 McIntyre Drive,

Whitehorse, Yukon   Y1A 5A5

Email: education.reception@kdfn.net


Note: If you currently hold a seat as a KDFN representative on a School Council, you must reapply to be considered if you wish to continue holding a seat.


Closing date:  Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.