Advisory Committees

Seeking Committee Members

We’re looking for additional residents to join our Housing and Land Development Advisory Committee and Inclusivity Advisory Committee!

Housing and Land Development Advisory Committee

Whitehorse residents with relevant development experience, particularly with larger, multi-family housing development are invited to apply online. Click here to apply!

Inclusivity Advisory Committee

If you are a Whitehorse resident with a unique perspective and a focus on promoting inclusivity throughout the community, bring your experience and apply online. Click here to apply!

Have you applied for a City of Whitehorse Development Permit? Are you a builder or developer? If so, we want to hear from you!

The City of Whitehorse and the Housing and Land Development Advisory Committee (HLDAC) are interested in feedback from development and building permit applicants on the City’s application and permitting process for housing and land development.

Take the survey and share your feedback.

The City of Whitehorse Housing and Land Development Advisory Committee (HLDAC) was appointed by City Council on July 25, 2022 after a public process to appoint eight members.

The membership reflects a wide range of expertise and experience related to housing and land development in the City. The Committee members include:

  • Bryony McIntyre (Chair)
  • Joel Gaetz
  • Suzanne Greening
  • Simon Lapointe
  • John Vogt
  • Greg Thompson
  • Natalie Leclerc
  • Michael Hale

The Committee is also supported by City of Whitehorse Administration and others to provide administrative and advisory support (non-voting members):

  • Administrative Representative (Council Liaison) – Mike Gau, Director Development Services
  • Secretariat (Designated Officer)
    • Wendy Donnithorne, City Clerk and Manager Legislative Services
    • Laura Prentice, Yukon Government, Director Community Development

The Committee is governed under Council’s Advisory Committee Bylaw and HLDAC Terms of Reference. The Committee is specifically mandated to make recommendations to Whitehorse City Council on how to address issues of housing shortage and affordability by considering land supply, land development, and permitting processes in the City.

Please refer to Advisory Committee Bylaw and HLDAC Terms of Reference for more information on the mandate and scope of the Committee.

The Committee has been meeting monthly since September 2022, and recently proposed a six-month work plan to Council for endorsement.

Formal Committee recommendations and reports will be publicly presented to Council in Council Chambers, as they are developed, and will also be posted here.

Should you wish to know more about the Committee, it’s work, and how you might participate in providing information and your views, please contact:

Mike Gau, Director Development Services, at: [email protected]

You can also send an email to the Committee Chair and members via at [email protected].

Committee documents and reports

Check back often! The site will be updated with additional information as the Committee embarks on its work as one of Council’s Strategic Priorities.

Thank you to all those who applied to be a part of the Inclusivity Advisory Committee, please stay tuned for information on when members will be appointed.

The City of Whitehorse is committed to developing and implementing a plan to improve inclusivity and diversity in Whitehorse. The committee will help identify and make recommendations on the following:

  • Identify opportunities to increase inclusivity through City bylaws, policies and programs, including to make recommendations to Council on the use of gender neutral and non-discriminatory language;
  • Advise Council on the implementation of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities toolkits and resources;
  • On select topics, hear and respond to delegations of representatives from community and cultural groups, Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and individuals;
  • Provide recommendations on how to improve engagement with community stakeholders; and
  • Examine other inclusivity issues that Council may refer to the Committee for consideration.

For more information, please refer to the proposed Terms of Reference for information on the mandate and scope of the Committee.