In all we do, we believe that people come first.
That’s why we’re working hard to ensure that Yukoners at all stages of life have the support and resources they need to live healthy lives. Taking a people-centered approach to wellness means listening to Yukoners about the care and services that matter most to them. It also means that our most vulnerable have access to shelter and resources when they need it.
Early Highlights from 2017:
- Introduced a Yukon version of the revised BC curriculum, focusing on skill development, hands-on learning and northern ways of knowing and doing.
- Opened an alternative temporary emergency shelter in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation to provided needed shelter for vulnerable citizens.
- Initiated conversation on Housing First to end homelessness in Yukon with national Housing First experts, local NGOs, stakeholders and front-line government staff.
- Presented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, sharing a Yukon perspective on women’s economic empowerment.