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!

Judy Gingell - Chair- Council of Yukon First Nations

Elder Judy Gingell of Kwanlin Dun First Nation has dedicated much of her life to advancing Aboriginal rights and governance in Yukon. Renowned for her leadership in First Nation politics, she has tirelessly advocated for Indigenous communities and broader society.

Since the 1970s, she has been instrumental in shaping Yukon's First Nation self governance, notably serving as President of the Yukon Indian Women's Association and playing a pivotal role in delivering the historic document "Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow" to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1973.

As Chair of the Council for Yukon First Nations, she facilitated negotiations leading to Final and Self-Government Agreements for many Yukon First Nations.

Honoured with the Order of Canada in 2013, Gingell's dedication continues as she advises the Kwanlin Dun First Nation Council and also serves as interim Chair for the Northern Native Broadcasting Society.

Trevor Baird- Vice Chair- Government of Canada, Service Canada

Trevor has been an executive with Employment & Social Development Canada W-T Region since September 2022 and is currently the Citizen Services Area Director for Northwest Territories and Yukon, based in Whitehorse.

He has been with the federal government since joining Canada Border Services Agency in 1993. Over that time, he has held positions in various locations in British Columbia and the Yukon, which includes 18 years as a Chief of Operations. Some career highlights include being the operations lead on the Asian Pacific Gateway Project in Prince Rupert, BC, as well as the operations lead on the development and deployment of the Mobile Enforcement Team in Victoria, BC.  Prior to joining ESDC, he completed a 10-month secondment with Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, in their COVID National Emergency Operations Centre.

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.

Suzan Davy - Yukon Government, Department of Education

 Monique Martin – Council of Yukon First Nations