Highways and Public Works

Protecting citizens' privacy

Submitting a privacy complaint

The Government of Yukon is committed to resolving all privacy concerns or complaints and encourages individuals to use departmental Privacy Officers as your first point of contact

When to submit a complaint

  • You believe you have been asked to supply information that you think is being unnecessarily collected;
  • You are concerned about how your information is stored;
  • You believe your personal information has been revealed to someone who does not have a need to know it;
  • A department will not release your personal information to you;
  • A department is holding information about you that is incorrect and is unwilling to correct it; or
  • You believe your personal information has been shared with another department or organization without proper authorization.

How to submit your complaint

When contacting a Privacy Officer with your privacy complaint, please provide a brief description of your privacy complaint, which could include:

  • What happened?
  • When it happened?
  • Where it happened?
  • What type of personal information was involved? Please describe this information in general terms.
  • How you believe your personal information was mishandled?

Note: Please do not include sensitive information in your initial request. After you make initial contact with a Privacy Officer, s/he will inform the best way to transmit specific information related to your inquiry.

Submitting your complaint

Please identify which department you wish to address your complaint to, and then call or email the department’s Privacy Officer.

Department Contact Phone  Position
Community Services Sarah Lewis (867) 667-5311 Director, Finance, Systems and Administration
Economic Development Rebekah Harrison (867) 667-593 Director, Finance and Information Management 
Education Michael McBride (867) 332-7065 Director, Policy
Energy, Mines and Resources Jenny Whitehouse (867) 667-3097 Head, Records Management
Environment Scott Clark (867) 667-8137 Director, Information Management and Technology
Executive Council Office Joanne Curial (867) 393-7173 Manager, Information and Systems 
Finance Bishnu Saha (867) 667-5463 Director, Yukon Bureau of Statistics
Health and Social Services healthprivacy@gov.yk.ca  (867) 456-395 Manager, Information and Records
Highways and Public Works George Harvey (867) 332-1756 Director, Information Management Branch 
Justice Dan Cable (867) 667-3508 Director, Policy and Communications
Public Service Commission Catherine Marangu (867) 667-5861 Director, Finance and Administration
Tourism and Culture Philippe Mollet (867) 667-3009 Director, Corporate Services


Corporation Contact Phone Position
Yukon Housing Corporation Mark Davey (867) 667-8773 Director, Finance and Administration
Yukon Liquor Corporation Susan Russell (867) 667-3704 Manager, Accounting Services
Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board Kathleen Avery (867) 667-5424 General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

If you are not happy with the department’s response

If you are not happy with the response, you can make a formal complaint to the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

You can call the Commissioner at:

Phone: 867-667-8468

Toll free in the Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 8468)

Privacy Collection Notice

Personal information is collected under the authority of section 29(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of responding to your privacy concern or complaint. Should you have any questions about how your personal information is collected or used during this process, please contact the Access to Information and Privacy Analyst at 867-667-3510 or by email at jeffrey.sunstrum@gov.yk.ca.

How Yukon government manages privacy

Yukon government created the Privacy Management Policy to support and standardizing privacy compliance across departments.

Standardizing privacy management offers the following advantages:

  • Allows for privacy to be managed consistently across government.
  • Risks associated with the government's collection and storing of citizen information may be managed in a coordinated and effective manner.
  • Demonstrates to citizens that their information is being well managed.
  • Allows for public bodies to share information about privacy management best practices more effectively

The following policies and tools are included in the Privacy Management Policy.