Yukon MLAs are now over the half way mark for the 2022 Spring Legislative Sitting!
Yesterday, the Yukon Legislative Assembly passed amendments to the Child and Family Services Act that will reduce the number of Indigenous children in care and improve outcomes for all children in care. Amendments to the Act were created in partnership with Yukon First Nations and the Council of Yukon First Nations and will help ensure that children in the child welfare system can maintain connections with their families, communities and culture.
The Yukon Liberal government also updated Yukoners on:
- The first annual Aging in Place report that shows significant progress in supporting seniors in the territory to age with dignity and comfort in their own homes or communities.
- The construction of a new White River Community Centre will begin this year.
- The removal of random COVID-19 testing at Yukon borders and streamlined entry services for tourists visiting the territory.
- The Canadian Digital Adoption program that is helping Yukon businesses digitize and expand into e-commerce.
Yukon Liberal MLAs also paid tribute to the remembrance of Nicole Edwards, Total North Communications 50th anniversary, Yukon Craft Society’s Spruce Bog’s Easter boutique, Canadian soccer achievements, the 2021 Heritage Award recipients, National Indigenous Languages Day and International Transgender Day of Visibility.
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