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Here are the Government of Yukon public engagements and how to get involved.

Visit YESAB and Yukon Water Board for more ways to share your views.


Seeking public feedback on long-term financial priorities of Yukoners (June 14 to July 14)

The public is invited to participate in a conversation about Yukon’s financial future and give feedback on how Yukoners view the government’s long-term priorities.

Yukon residents, First Nations, businesses, NGOs and other organizations are invited to complete a survey or take part in online discussions. The survey gives the public the opportunity to share opinions on how they interpret the government’s success in meeting long-term priorities and what they view as financial priorities for Yukon.

Feedback from Yukoners will serve as guiding advice for the development of future financial planning options, which will be refined by an expert Financial Advisory Panel.

In the fall, Yukoners will have the opportunity to discuss the panel’s preliminary options for the territory’s financial planning before they are formalized and presented to the Government of Yukon.

We will announce dates and locations for fall meetings at a later date.

Find out more about the engagement, participate in online discussion forum and send us your short videos about your priorities >>

Complete the online survey >>

Complete the survey by phone by calling 867-667-8029 or 866-527-8266.


Help us improve the Government of Yukon website (ongoing)

We want to know what information you need and the tasks you most want to 'do' when using the Government of Yukon website. We also want to find out why this information or task is important to you.

There are three opportunities to participate online:

  1. Card sorting to organize topics into groups that most make sense to you
  2. Survey on which topics are of most interest to you
  3. Tree exercise on navigating a draft website

Participate in the engagement and find out more about the initiative  >>


Seeking input on changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act for PTSD presumption (June 5 to 30)

A planned amendment to the Workers’ Compensation Act will add a presumption clause for emergency response workers who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This means that PTSD diagnosed in these workers would be presumed to be work-related.

The consultation is asking which other occupations could be added to the presumption in future.

The consultation will also measure the public's support for possible amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to allow for the development of regulations aimed at protecting the mental health of Yukoners in the workplace.

Find out more about the stakeholder consultation  >>

Download the consultation document as a PDF  770KB  >>

Complete the consultation form online  >>  

Comments must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017.


Public input sought in development of Faro mine remediation plan (June 9 to July 10)

The Faro Mine Remediation Project has started a six-month public engagement process and seeking input on the remediation plan for the Faro mine site.

The first phase of the process will gather feedback on key environmental and socio-economic interests linked to the Faro mine site. These include water quality, fish and fish habitat, plants, wildlife, local and traditional land uses, recreational uses, economic opportunities and other interests.

You can provide comments by completing an online questionnaire or attending public community meetings. The submissions received will be used to consider the impact of the proposed remediation project’s activities on the economy, people and the environment and will form part of a project proposal to be submitted to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB).

Community meetings are scheduled for:

  • Ross River, Monday, June 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ross River School.
  • Town of Faro, Tuesday, June 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Centre (Sportsman’s Lounge).
  • Watson Lake, Thursday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Centre.
  • Whitehorse, Wednesday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coast High Country Inn (Room A), 4051 4th Ave.
  • Carmacks, dates and locations to be confirmed.
  • Pelly Crossing, dates and locations to be confirmed.

A second set of meetings will be held in fall of 2017 to review how community interests were reflected and addressed in the remediation plan and project proposal.

Complete the online environmental and socio-economic questionnaire >>

Read the news release on the initiative and quick facts >>


View the results of mobile home survey (May 1, 2017)

The Government of Yukon has released the results of a survey on mobile home tenancies conducted by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics last year.

Read the full report or the summary reports  >>

Read the news release and quick facts >>


Seeking input on proposed changes to the Dental Profession Act (May 19 to June 26)

The Government of Yukon is seeking input from dental professionals and the general public from May 19 to June 26 on proposed changes to the Dental Profession Act and Dental Profession Regulations.

The proposed changes to the Act would allow dental hygienists to provide services that they are already trained in, both in dental clinics and in schools as part of the Yukon Children’s Dental Program.

Learn more about the changes and how to comment >>


Results from the government communications survey report (May 2017)

Thank you to those who participated in our online and phone survey about information and government communications! This information will be used to help the Government of Yukon better share important information to Yukoners and improve the way we engage with the public.

The survey was conducted online and by phone, and asked Yukoners where they go to find information, what Yukon government campaigns they remember seeing, what media outlets they use, and how they prefer to be engaged by the government.

Down load the survey report 500KB >>


Proposed change for campground regulations, results and new survey (May 11 to July 10)

The results of the 2016 campground survey are now publicly available, and have found that a key concern of campers is people holding campsites when the campsites are not actually being used. Campers asked for clear rules, fair access and enforcement of the rules.

Based on the survey results, the Government of Yukon is proposing to change the Regulation in the Parks and Land Certainty Act to limit the time campsites may be left unoccupied and increase the fine for not adhering to this rule.

Learn more:

Participate in the survey for a proposed campground regulation >>

2016 Campground Survey Results Summary 675KB >>

2016 Campground Survey Report 1MB>>

Yukon Parks >>

May 11, 2017 news release >>


Seeking public input on development of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder plan (May 1 to June 30)

The Government of Yukon is engaging with First Nations and community representatives to seek input into a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) plan that focuses on awareness and prevention, as well as supporting people with FASD to reach their full potential.

The public engagement process is being led by an interagency advisory committee on FASD, made up of government and non-government service providers, along with caregivers and an individual with FASD. The community visits will be led jointly by a representative from both the government and the non-government sector.

Read more about the engagement >>

For information on how to be involved contact:

Patricia Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
patricia.living@gov.yk.ca


Invitation for public comments on draft pharmacist and rural permit holder legislation (April 21 to July 21)

From April 21 to July 21, 2017, the Government of Yukon is seeking public feedback on the draft regulation for pharmacists, draft standards of practice for pharmacists and rural permit holders, and a draft code of ethics.

This legislation under the Health Professions Act will create a more modern regulatory system for pharmacists that consists of an expanded scope of practice, standards of practice, and a code of ethics. It also introduces a regulatory model for rural permit holders, who are physicians licensed to dispense medication where pharmacies and pharmacists are not available. Rural permit holders will have their own standards of practice and be included in the code of ethics. This brings Yukon in line with national and industry standards.

Read more about the initiative and how to provide feedback >>