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Listing of current Yukon government information sessions, surveys, consultations, public meetings and workshops.

Visit YESAB and Yukon Water Board for more consultations that might be taking place.


Yukon government 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 >>


Government communications survey report

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.

Read the survey report  500KB >>


Proposed change for campground Regulation

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:

Public survey for a proposed campground regulation  >>

2016 Campground Survey Results Summary  675KB >>

2016 Campground Survey Report  1MB>>

Yukon Parks >>

May 11, 2017 news release >>


Survey to examine attitudes, opinions and behaviours related to alcohol use (May 5 to June 3)

The Government of Yukon has agreed to participate in a Health Canada-funded study that includes a survey assessing attitudes, opinions and behaviours related to alcohol use. The university-based Northern Territories Alcohol Study will help public health officials better understand views and behaviours toward alcohol over time in Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

The study is complementary to the Yukon government’s efforts related to reducing alcohol-related harms and the recently implemented Yukon Mental Wellness Strategy, and furthers the body of research about alcohol use and behaviours.

Research assistants will conduct the voluntary survey with liquor store customers in Whitehorse starting May 5 until June 3.

The study includes a 10 to 15-minute survey asking about people’s beliefs, knowledge, and behaviours related to alcohol use. Participants will receive a $5 Tim Horton’s gift card for participating in the survey.

Read more about the survey >>


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 side.

Read more about the consultation >>

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 input on regulation for progressive raffles (May 3 to June 16)

From May 3 to June 16, 2017, Yukoners are invited to participate in a survey on proposed changes to the Lotteries and Games of Chance Regulation to allow charitable organizations to run progressive raffles such as Chase the Ace.

The current regulation under the Lottery Licensing Act does not specifically include progressive raffles, which have become an increasingly popular choice for charitable organizations as a mechanism for fundraising.

Charitable organizations and the public are invited to participate in the survey to share their insights and thoughts about how potential changes can be integrated into the existing charitable gaming regulations.

More information >>

Complete the survey >>


Public survey on grizzly bear conservation and management (April 28 to May 27)

The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board are asking Yukoners to complete an online survey about grizzly bear conservation and management.

The information collected from this survey will help develop a territory-wide management plan. The plan will provide strategic direction related to grizzly bear conservation and management across Yukon.

The deadline for completing the survey is May 27, 2017.

Complete the survey and more information  >> 


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 >>


Yukon school calendar (March 10 to June 12)

School Councils are gathering feedback from their school communities on setting the next four years of school calendar dates, including start/end, winter/spring break and non-instructional days. You can participate by contacting your School Council representative.

Visit the School Council contact information page >>