First Nation School Board referendum: What you need to know

Ghùch Tlâ Community School will be part of the upcoming First Nation School Board referendum.

If the community votes in favour of joining, the school will be granted admission to the FNSB.

Those eligible can vote between February 16th and 27th to decide whether or not to join.


In January 2022, Ghùch Tlâ Community School Council passed a resolution seeking to dissolve and join the First Nation School Board.

The Ghùch Tlâ Community School is now eligible to join the FNSB beginning in the 2023-24 school year.

What’s next?

Make your voice heard.

The referendum voting period will run from February 16th to 27th, 2023.

Eligible electors can vote by mail-in ballot, by early in-person vote on Saturday, February 25 or on polling day, which is Monday, February 27.

Mail-in ballot applications will open on Friday, Feb 10.

You can also vote at Elections Yukon’s Whitehorse office in the Jim Smith Building, at 2071 Second Avenue on business days starting Thursday, Feb 16.

In-person voting will be available locally at the school on Saturday, February 25 from 11 am to 4 pm and Monday, February 27 from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Appointments can be made locally outside of set hours. You can request an appointment with the Referendum Officer in your community starting Thursday, February 16. You may request a home visit from your Referendum Officer if you are a housebound elector only. 

Schools where 50% plus 1 of the votes cast support joining the First Nation School Board will for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

Results will be released on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Are you eligible to vote?

According to Elections Yukon, to be eligible to vote in a school referendum, electors must be:
● A Canadian citizen; and
● At least 18 years of age; and
● Either:
○ a resident in the school attendance area for three or more months, and/or
○ a parent¹ of a student who attends the school.


Please share this news with your family and community and feel free to follow up with any questions you may have.

For more information on the voting process go to Elections Yukon's website or visit the website of the First Nation School Board. 


Max Leighton
Communications Advisor
Carcross/Tagish First Nation
Desk: (867) 821-4251 ext: 8235
Cell: (867) 332- 6627