Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #10-094
May 31, 2010


Yukon community statistics now available at the click of a mouse

WHITEHORSE – A new website offering information and statistics about Yukon communities is now available at www.sewp.gov.yk.ca.

The site offers new ways to find community statistics and will be particularly useful for people working on all aspects of Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board proposals, including making applications, providing comments and assessing projects.

“The investment in this new web portal builds on our commitment to ensure the Yukon assessment process is progressive and open,” Premier Dennis Fentie said. “By providing the information in a convenient online format, we are making the process more accessible to Yukoners and to interested people anywhere in Canada and beyond.”

The socio-economic web portal features valuable data about Yukon communities. Information is organized by place and in some cases by region. The data can be combined and interpreted to gain new insights into the social and economic issues of Yukon’s communities.

Users can access the statistical data by browsing through a map of Yukon communities, or searching for available statistics with key terms. The statistics are easy to print and are easily exported into reports or spreadsheets, allowing users to work with the data to address their own needs.

The website was developed by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics at the request of the Development Assessment branch of the government to meet the needs of Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act proponents, assessors and the public. Primary funding for the web portal development was through the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, with additional funding from Natural Resources Canada and the Development Assessment branch.

To learn more about the new socio-economic web portal click on www.sewp.gov.yk.ca.


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Contact:  
Roxanne Vallevand
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7949
roxanne.vallevand@gov.yk.ca
Sarah Crane
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5103
sarah.crane@gov.yk.ca

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