COMMITTEE MEMBERS & TRUSTEES

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Committee Members & Trustees

Committee Members and Trustees are responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and stewardship of the Training Policy Committee (TPC) and the Yukon Indian People’s Training Trust (YIPTT).

There are five TPC members; three appointed by the Council of Yukon First Nations, one by Yukon Government, and one by the Government of Canada.

Meet the Team!

Tosh Southwick - Chair | Council of Yukon First Nations

Tosh, a member of Kluane First Nation, is in her third term on the TPC Board. She brings with her a wealth of Board experience; including, as the Chair of the Kluane Dana Shaw Corporation, and Co-chair of the First Nations Education Commission. Tosh, with her business partner, owns and runs IRP consulting, a small Indigenous owned company focused on supporting Indigenous self-determination and reconciliation.

Tosh is dedicated to helping Yukon First Nations reach their goals and assist with the capacity issues identified by the community. She believes the TPC was a great vision of those who negotiated and is honoured to play a role in implementing the vision of those who broke the trail for the next generations. Tosh is a mother to three amazing children and an Auntie to many more. She loves the outdoors and with any free time heads home to Kluane country to feed her soul.

Anton Solomon - Vice Chair | Yukon Government

Anton joined the TPC in Spring 2018. He has been working in Yukon’s Labour Market for over 20 years, both with the federal government and with Yukon’s Department of Education where he has been directing the delivery of funding programs to strengthen outcomes for job seekers and employers. He is a certified adult instructor, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from the University of Saskatchewan, and is active in the Whitehorse theatre scene.

 Pearl Callaghan – Council of Yukon First Nations

Pearl Callaghan is a citizen and beneficiary of the Teslin Tlingit Council and belongs to the Daklawedi (Eagle/Killer Whale) Clan of the Tlingit Nation.   She is a mother of three and a grandmother of five.  Pearl practices her culture and heritage and strives to be a positive role model in all areas of her life.

Most of Pearl’s work experience has been for the Yukon First Nation Governments and various boards under the land claim agreements.  She has also worked for the Government of Yukon in the early years of her career.  Pearl has participated as a member on the Yukon Land Use Planning Council and she currently sits on the Dispute Resolution Board.

Pearl graduated from Lethbridge Community College in Renewable Resource Management and completed one year in Business Management from Malaspina College.  In May 2020 she graduated with honours from the Yukon University in the YFN Arts Program.

Pearl works hard for the present and future generations, reflecting on the past mistakes and successes.  She prides herself in being motivated, organized, creative, reliable and flexible, willing to meet the objectives and mandate of what she participates on.

Janet Van Bibber - Council of Yukon First Nations

agunda íchʼe (I am wolf clan)
Shadhęl tsʼän íchʼe (I am from Champagne) Shadhęl
Kwänlin yū nìínje (I live in Whitehorse)
Janet Van Bibber ùúye (My name is Janet Van Bibber)
ä́tsųą shäw umą daklʼaweidí ächʼe na (My Great-Grandmother, who passed away, was dakl'aweidi)

Janet joined the TPC Board in April 2017. She is a trained Social Worker, having finished her Bachelor’s degree at Yukon College in 2016. Prior to that she completed a diploma in Business Administration and held various positions in the Federal Government and at the Council of Yukon First Nations.

Janet comes to the Board with first hand experience training as an adult learner, and as such, is able to offer valuable insights. She is passionate about creating opportunities for Yukon First Nations people to train. When she is not preparing for Board meetings she enjoys being on the land and sharing her love of the land with her nieces and nephews.

Muepu Fox Kabuya - Government of Canada

Fox has several years of experience working with First Nations to support skills training, community development, as well as various projects. As Employment and Social Development Canada / Service Canada's former area Director for the Yukon  Fox had overall responsibility for programs and services delivery as well as supporting labour market development, workforce development and skills training in relation to ESDC / Service Canada’s mandate.

Fox worked directly with Yukon First Nations, Yukon government, and other federal departments and partners to support and promote skills training and capacity building. Fox is currently a Director with Canada Revenue Agency and continues to bring his experience to support the work of the Training Policy Committee