Meet Us

Diane McLeod-McKay

Diane McLeod-McKay was appointed Yukon's first full-time Ombudsman/Information and Privacy Commissioner effective June 10, 2013 for a term of five years. On June 15, 2015, she became Yukon's first Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner. This role was added to her other two other roles. On August 31, 2016, as Information and Privacy Commissioner, she became responsible for overseeing compliance with the Health Information Privacy Management Act in addition to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In November of 2017 she was reappointed to a second term of five years during which she will perform all three roles. Her second term will expire in June of 2023. Diane McLeod-McKay brings to the office extensive experience in the information and privacy fields. In September of 2011, Ms. McLeod-McKay joined the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta's Office as the Director of the Personal Information Protection Act. Prior to this position, she spent several years at the Calgary Health Region where she was responsible for Legal Services and Information and Privacy. After relocating to British Columbia in 2004, Ms. McLeod-McKay worked as an information privacy and security consultant for the Government of British Columbia while working to obtain her law degree from the University of Victoria. After becoming a lawyer, she focused her practice on advising the private, public and health sectors on their responsibilities for compliance with access and privacy legislation. Throughout her career, Ms. McLeod-McKay has participated on many committees advocating for the protection of privacy, including the Canadian Bar Association Access and Privacy Section and the Vancouver Island Clinical Research Ethics Board.

Our Staff

Jason Pedlar

Jason is the Director of Intake and Informal Case Resolution and manages the day-to-day operations of the Informal Case Resolution (ICR) team. He has been in the dispute resolution field for more than 20 years. He has held roles as an organizational ombudsman, mediator, and educator in both the public and private sectors in Canada.

Jason has a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University and has taught university courses and delivered corporate training in conflict resolution. Jason is the former Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Email: Jason.Pedlar@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-667-8771

Tara Martin

Tara is an Investigator and Compliance Review Officer with the Informal Case Resolution Team.

Her primary focus is on investigating decisions made by public bodies/custodians when providing access to personal information or personal health information in accordance with the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA) or the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act). She also investigates complaints under HIPMA, the ATIPP Act, and the Ombudsman Act.

Email: Tara.Martin@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-667-8480

Aidan Bell

Aidan is an Investigator and Compliance Review Officer with the Informal Case Resolution Team.

Aidan's primary focus is on investigating decisions made by public bodies/custodians when providing access to personal information or personal health information in accordance with the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA) or the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act). Aidan also investigates complaints under HIPMA, the ATIPP Act, and the Ombudsman Act.

Email: Aidan.Bell@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-667-8628

Rick Smith

Rick's primary role as an Investigator and Compliance Review Officer is to conduct formal investigations under the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA) and the Ombudsman Act, as well as to support compliance review activities.

Email: Rick.Smith@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-667-8467

Sebastian Paauwe

Sebastian is an Investigator and Compliance Review Officer with a focus on Information Systems Security. He brings a wealth of experience in privacy protection. He is a crucial member of the Investigative and Compliance Review Team and conducts privacy audits along with other compliance review activities.

Email: Sebastian.Paauwe@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-332-8437

Joni-Lynn Ellerton

Joni's primary role as an Investigator and Compliance Review Officer is to conduct formal investigations under the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA) and the Ombudsman Act, as well as to support compliance review activities. 

Email: Joni-Lynn.Ellerton@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-667-8468

Jasmine Jobson

Jasmine provides administrative support for the office.

Email: Jasmine.Jobson@ombudsman.yk.ca

Phone: 867-667-8482