Department of Justice

Getting Involved

Corrections

Elders Advisory Group

  • The Elders Advisory Group is made up of nine Elders representing several First Nation communities.
  • The Elders Advisory Group meets once a month with Whitehorse Correctional Centre management and provide counsel on aspects of programming and operations.
  • The Elders contribute to Whitehorse Correctional Centre by:
    • Providing one to one counselling with offenders
    • Participating in ceremonies such as Solstice, smudges, and other spiritual services
    • Teaching offenders and staff about First Nation cultures
    • Liaising with offenders, staff and communities.
  • The Elders are provided with their own office and lounge in the correctional centre to facilitate their work and make them comfortable.
  • Elders receive an honorarium.

Contact

Valerie Mosser
Department of Justice
25 College Drive (J-4)
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5B6
Phone: (867) 455-2906
Fax: (867) 455-2992
Email: valerie.mosser@gov.yk.ca