The Mackenzie River Basin Board oversees the implementation of the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement. It provides advice and information on water management issues to support cooperative management and informed decision-making for the benefit of all jurisdictions with interests in the Mackenzie River Basin.
Government of Canada
Department of Environment and Climate Change
Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement
The Board consists of 13 members, including the Chairperson.
The federal government may appoint up to three members. The governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories may appoint up to two members each, including nominations from Aboriginal organizations.
There are eight alternates on the Board.
The Chairperson is selected by the full Board membership at least every two years.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is seven members or their alternates.
Members are appointed by the appropriate appointing authority under section D of the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement.
A member sits at the pleasure of the Minister.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Board meets approximately three times a year or as needed. Meetings take place in various jurisdictions in person or by teleconference.
Members nominated by Aboriginal organizations shall be paid such fees or other remuneration as determined by the Board. An honorarium is not paid to government employees. Government agencies are responsible for their respective members’ travel expenses.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|Dr. Erin Kelly||2015-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Environment and Climate Change|
(Aboriginal Member - NT)
|Leon Andrew||2015-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Environment and Climate Change|
|Robert Jenkins||2015-01-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Environment and Climate Change|
|Cheryl Baraniecki||2015-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Environment and Climate Change Canada|
|Mike Renouf||1997-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Environment and Climate Change Canada|
|Mohan Denetto||2015-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada|
|Jennifer O'Neill||2015-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada|
|Teressa Laforest||2016-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Health Canada|
|(Vacant - At Pleasure term)||Health Canada|
|Lynn Kriwoken||1997-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of British Columbia|
(Aboriginal Member - BC)
|Vera Nicholson||1997-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of British Columbia|
|Celine Davis||2017-01-30||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of British Columbia|
|Brian Yee||1995-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Alberta|
(Aboriginal Member - AB)
|(Vacant - At Pleasure term)||Government of Alberta|
|Carmen de la Chevrotière||2016-08-03||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Alberta|
|John Fahlman||1997-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Saskatchewan|
(Aboriginal Member - SK)
|Joseph Tsannie||1997-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Saskatchewan|
|Susan Ross||2016-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Saskatchewan|
|Heather Jirousek||1997-07-01||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Yukon|
(Aboriginal Member - YT)
|Corrine Porter||2017-05-12||At Pleasure||n/a||Government of Yukon|
|(Vacant - At Pleasure term)||Government of Yukon|