Government of Yukon

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Parents and Families

Adoption services

Adoption Services provide pre-and post-adoption services to children and families.

Adult protection and decision-making

The Adult Protection and Decision-Making Act, Car Consent Acts, and Advance Directive information


Information on registering births, and applying and ordering birth certificates

Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families who need child care for their children and may not be able to afford the cost of child care.

Child Support - Maintenance Enforcement Program

Child Support Guidelines
Tools for calculating the amount of support a paying parent should contribute toward his or her children.

Child care services

Ensures quality, accessible and comprehensive childcare services for Yukon children and families. Some services include: childcare subsidies; direct operating grants to licensed child facilities.

Children with disabilities

Family supports for children with disabilities provides support to Yukon families to care for their child with a disability (up to 19 years of age).

Children's Dental Program

Yukon Children's Dental Program provides services to Yukon children, from newborn to Grade 8 or Grade 12, depending on the child's place of residence. Yukon Dental Health Services provides diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services.

Children's Drug and Optical Program

The Children's Drug and Optical Program is designed to assist low income families with the cost of prescription drugs and eye care for children under the age of 19.

Choosing child care

Good child care promotes a child’s full development through a happy and safe environment, nutritious food and lots of opportunities for active learning and play with a culturally appropriate program.

Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres are located in Carcross, Teslin, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Destruction Bay, Haines Junction, Beaver Creek, Faro, Ross River, Old Crow and Mayo.

Crime Prevention
Everyone has a role in making their home and their community safe and there are lots of ways to do it.

Early childhood

The Yukon's Early Childhood Branch provides a range of supports for children, and their families to ensure they get the best possible start in life, as well as through their early school years, through a variety of programs.

Education Appeal Tribunal

Family Law
Services and information on separation, divorce and family violence.

Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)
Services and information on child support, parenting after separation and family law.

Family and children's services

Promotes, strengthens and sustains effective parenting and positive family functioning, and ensures that children are protected from abuse and neglect, and receive the care essential for their well being.

Family supports for children with disabilities

Family supports for children with disabilities provides support to Yukon families to care for their child with a disability (up to 19 years of age).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Hundreds of Yukon children have been affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. The cost, both in lost potential, and financial, is extremely high.

Finding a doctor

How to find a doctor in Whitehorse.


Information on Pandemic, Influenza, Seasonal Flu, Avian Flu, and H1N1.

Flu Shot

Foster Care

Fostering is caring for children who cannot live with their families. The goal is for the children to return home when their parents are able to care safely for them.

Francophone School Board
Operates the Yukon's only French first language school, École Émilie-Tremblay.

Gadzoosdaa Student Residence

Graduation Requirements

Health Guide

This Yukon HealthGuide website provides Yukon residents with reliable health information you can trust.

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Unit provides or supports evidence-based, targeted health promotion and illness prevention programs and activities, to increase public awareness, support healthier decision making and lifestyles, support professional development and collaboration, and create and promote supportive environments.

Health fairs
Program for children turning five or who are entering the school system.

Healthy families

Healthy Families is a voluntary program that provides support to families prenatally or at birth and continues until the child is school age. In partnership with Whitehorse Health Center.

Hearing Services

Provides diagnostic audiological evaluations, hearing screenings, hearing aid evaluation and dispensing, hearing aid repairs, and assistive listening devices to the general public (children and adults).

Home Education

Resources for parents and guardians who assume responsibility for their child's education.

Immunization information

Immunization is the best way to protect yourself and your family members from many of today's diseases.

Kids Recreation Fund

The purpose of the Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) is to assist children and youth who are unable to actively participate in organized recreation programs because of financial hardship.

Kindergarten Registration

Maternity and Parental Leave

Opening a Family Day Home

If you are caring for children in your home, you may want to be licensed as a family day home.

Organ Donation Program

You can help save lives by choosing to be an organ and tissue donor. Your family may find comfort in the fact that someone can now hope for a better life, thanks to your gift.

Placement and Support Services (for children)
Information about adoption, foster care, services for children in care, child abuse treatment and child care services.

Pre-School Dental Program

Yukon’s Pre-School Dental Program is for children, newborn to five years of age. It is recommended that your child visit a dental therapist or dentist before their first birthday.

Public Schools
Provides curricula and learning materials, language programs (French and aboriginal), professional development for teachers and more.

Reporting Child Abuse

All Yukoners have a responsibility to ensure the protection of children from abuse.

Respite care services
Short-term relief for caregivers.

School Attendance Areas

School Councils


Student Financial Assistance (apply online)
Financial programs for Yukon post-secondary students.

Student Transcripts and Records Request

Request copies of your official transcripts and/or student records.

Student transportation
Information about school busing and transportation schedules, routes, subsidies and regulations.

Summer School

Teen Parent Centre
Programs to teach teens parenting, meal preparation, money management and employment skills.

Vaccine information

Immunization is the best way to protect yourself and your family members from many of today's diseases.

Yukon student network.

Youth Criminal Justice Act (for parents)
Tool for parents with a child in the criminal justice system.

Youth justice

Works to prevent or reduce the incidence of youth crime; promote health and well-being of youth and families; deliver safe, secure and culturally sensitive programs in response to youth crime, and promote healthy re-integration of young persons into the community.