Community coroners are responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths in their community. They also assist in clarifying the facts for the public record to prevent similar deaths from occurring.
Community coroners must:
- be of age of majority (in Yukon this is at least 19 years of age);
- have a clean criminal record verified by the RCMP;
- be willing to provide the time and effort required;
- work within the structure and according to the policies of the Yukon Coroner’s Service;
- be a trusted member of their community;
- have the ability to work in situations that may be stressful or unpleasant;
- have the ability to deal with the public as well as with other investigative agencies; and
- be willing to question, when necessary, the opinions and actions of others.
Medical, legal and investigation experience, working in sensitive situations and relevant training are considered assets.
The Yukon Coroner’s Service provides training and mentoring for all coroners in Yukon. Members of Yukon First Nation communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants may apply to be a community coroner in the following communities:
- Beaver Creek
- Destruction Bay
- Old Crow
- Pelly Crossing
- Watson Lake
Submit an application
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yukon Coroner’s Service
Attn: Chief Coroner
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6