Government of Yukon

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2018–19 calendars set for Whitehorse schools
December 19, 2017 – The 2018–19 school year for Whitehorse schools will begin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Yukon College recognized as ready to offer undergraduate degree programs
December 14, 2017 – This marks the first time that a post-secondary institution in any territory has been evaluated to grant degree programs.

Grades 11 and 12 to see redesigned curriculum in 2019
December 12, 2017 – Yukon’s secondary schools will now have until September 2019 to prepare for the implementation of the redesigned curriculum for Grades 11 and 12.

School calendar survey results are in
December 7, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has published the results of the recent school calendar survey.

Government of Canada to invest up to $7.5 million for Francophone high school community spaces
November 16, 2017 – Member of Parliament for Yukon Larry Bagnell and Government of Yukon Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee today announced that the Government of Canada will invest up to $7.5 million over the next two years for Francophone community spaces at the new French First Language high school in Whitehorse.

Yukon Minister of Education unveils art project celebrating redesigned curriculum
November 7, 2017 – On behalf of the Government of Yukon, Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee unveiled a visual art project today at Elijah Smith Elementary School to illustrate Yukon’s redesigned school curriculum.

Government of Yukon issues fraud advisory
September 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is warning local businesses to be wary of an individual who claims to be the exclusive agent of a Yukon Business Investor Visa Program, and who has offered incorrect information about the Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP).

Three Yukon farms team up for a healthy choice fundraiser
September 11, 2017 – From The Ground Up connects local farms to Yukon tables and supports school and daycare activities.

Deputy Premier presents literacy award to long-time advocate on International Literacy Day
September 8, 2017 – Peter Morawsky received the Council of the Federation Literacy Award today from Deputy Premier Ranj Pillai for his work with Yukon Learn Society and the Yukon Public Legal Education Association.

Yukon teachers are back to school at the annual Summer Academy
August 23, 2017 – Yukon teachers, principals, educational assistants and remedial tutors are back to school today, kicking off the year with two days of learning.

The Government of Yukon wants your thoughts on school calendar
August 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is developing a four-year school calendar for Yukon schools and is seeking feedback from the public through an online survey available August 22 to October 16.

School bus registration deadline extended to August 11
August 1, 2017 – School bus registration has been extended to August 11.

Yukon partners with Alberta to evaluate Yukon College readiness for degree granting
July 4, 2017 – The Campus Alberta Quality Council will ensure Yukon College meets established institutional standards as the college moves toward providing its own made-in-Yukon degree programs.

Governments share long-term vision for early learning and child care
June 12, 2017 – Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost represented Yukon at a meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers.

Update on schools following seismic activity
May 5, 2017 – Yukon schools are safe after earthquakes.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board confirm planned location of new school
April 28, 2017 – New French First Language high school to be build on the site of the old F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Every Student, Every Day Fund awards $50,000 to help improve student attendance
April 27, 2017 – Fifteen community-based projects will receive funding to help increase student attendance in schools throughout Yukon.

Yukon and Canada invest to renew infrastructure at Yukon College
April 25, 2017 – The governments of Canada and Yukon are investing a combined $3.06 million to create a new Innovation Commons and upgrade existing power infrastructure at Yukon College.

Government of Yukon invites feedback on changes to student assessment in schools
March 16, 2017 – The Government of Yukon will be changing how schools assess and report on student progress and is looking for feedback on the proposed changes from students, teachers, parents and community members.

Government of Yukon to offer French fluency exam for eligible students
March 9, 2017 – The Government of Yukon will now start offering the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) French diploma exam, an internationally recognized French fluency exam, at no cost to students.

Education to roll out redesigned Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum
January 23, 2017 – Education in Yukon will move towards multi-disciplinary, applied skill development beginning in September 2017.


Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign new education agreement
September 30, 2016 – Education agreements are now in effect with six Yukon First Nations to improve the learning outcomes of Yukon students.

Yukon students visit with animals to learn about conservation
September 21, 2016 – Yukon students will learn about protecting and conserving the natural world through a special live animal program.

Installation of biomass heating systems to create renewable energy opportunities
September 19, 2016 – Two requests for qualifications for biomass heating systems in two Yukon schools were issued today.

Premier presents Council of the Federation Literacy Award
September 19, 2016 – Premier Pasloski presented Audrey Lougheed with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Daycares join schools in promoting healthy choices
August 31, 2016 – From the Ground Up celebrates its fifth year with the addition of daycares.

New regulation regarding admissions to French First Language schools passed
August 30, 2016 – Regulation allows delegated authority for admissions and recognizes Minister’s authority to evaluate admissions process.

Government of Yukon opens new service centre dedicated to youth
August 16, 2016 – New initiative to help youth navigate Yukon government services.

Government of Yukon and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun sign new education agreement
August 3, 2016 – A new agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun outlines joint communication and participation on curriculum development, school programming and staffing.

New regulations for Yukon’s Student Financial Assistance Act
July 26, 2016 – New regulations bring Student Financial Assistance Act into effect.

Government of Yukon and Northern Vision Development sign workplace literacy program agreement
July 14, 2016 – Funding provides $80,000 through Employer-Sponsored Training program under the Canada-Yukon Job Fund.

Yukon’s Minister of Education attends pan-Canadian meeting of Education Ministers
July 11, 2016 – Yukon’s Minister of Education met with Education Ministers from Across Canada to collaborate.

Watson Lake students complete trades exploration pilot
June 9, 2016 – Students are graduating with hands-on experience in several different trades thanks to the Skills Exploration program.

Porter Creek Secondary School sport program promotes leadership
May 30, 2016 – Students are developing leadership, wellness and active living skills through sports and physical education.

Two Yukon teams at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee
May 27, 2016 – Thirteen students from two Yukon schools are showcasing their creative problem-solving skills against teams from 20 countries.

Minister of Education tables apprenticeship and tradespersons evaluation report
May 26, 2016 – Feedback on the evaluation was gathered from 175 participants through focus groups, interviews and an online and telephone survey.

New Student Financial Assistance Act granted assent
May 20, 2016 – New act replaces the former Student Financial Assistance Act and concludes a review process that begin in March of 2015.

Faro hosts its first rural experiential model
May 18, 2016 – For the first time, Faro is hosting 80 grade 7-8 students for a two-day rural experiential model session.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations
May 16, 2016 – Negotiations of joint settlement committees to be extended until early July.

New proposed location for Francophone high school
May 10, 2016 – Parties agree on a more viable location for a new Francophone High School.

Government of Yukon takes action to improve social service delivery
May 4, 2016 – Changes will improve transition planning for youth with disabilities.

Canadian newcomers getting career-ready in accountant bridging program
April 28, 2016 – Program prepares individuals with a background in financial management for accounting and finance careers.

Yukon government sets new rules for movable soccer goals
April 27, 2016 – The new regulation sets safety standards for the safe use of movable soccer goals that weigh more than 18 kg.

Nominations now open for 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award
April 25, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to make nominations for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Education Week celebrates the work of educational partners
April 25, 2016 – The theme ‘A Strong Team Builds Bright Futures’ will guide activities throughout the week.

Yukon government provides school supplies funding
April 19, 2016 – More than $500,000 will be provided to school councils to purchase supplies for students.

Yukon government extends funding for Practical Nurse diploma program to continue
April 14, 2016 – The deadline for applications to the Practical Nurse program is May 1.

Yukon College renovations scheduled for 2016
April 14, 2016 – These improvements will remedy known issues while addressing accessibility concerns.

Yukon government and YuWIN sign new funding agreement
April 14, 2016 – The new two-year agreement will support Yukon’s labour market and help transition employers to the Canada Job Bank.

Government of Yukon proposes amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act
April 11, 2016 – Proposed amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act will increase available funding by $376,000.

School program will enhance mental health services in Ross River and Faro
April 4, 2016 – Additional community counselling available as part of in-school education program.

Yukon government and YuWIN discuss proposed funding agreement
March 31, 2016 – The Department of Education is in discussions with YuWIN over its evolving role in service to the Yukon labour market.

Findings of French Second Language parent survey released
March 14, 2016 – Findings of a survey of Whitehorse parents will help guide decision-making about French Second Language programs.

Watson Lake students receive introduction to trades training
February 15, 2016 – Students are gaining hands-on experience in carpentry and other trades through the Skills Exploration program.

Yukon scores top marks on history report card
February 3, 2016 – The Canadian History Report Card gave Yukon an A-, among the country’s top scores, for its teaching of Canadian History.

Kindergarten pre-registration for Whitehorse schools begins soon
February 3, 2016 – Kindergarten pre-registration begins February 8, and a French Immersion parent information meeting will be held February 3.

New home of F.H. Collins Secondary School officially opened
January 14, 2016 – F.H. Collins hosted the grand opening ceremony for its new home on January 13.

Selkirk French immersion program to continue in 2016
January 12, 2016 – The new Early French Immersion program established at Selkirk Elementary School last year has been expanded to Grade 1.