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Latest News Releases from Yukon Health and Social Services

Jul 04, 2018

Air quality testing to continue in Yukon

A new study shows Yukon still has some of the best air quality in the world, but the territory can always improve.

Jun 20, 2018

New project to support individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities

This project will reduce system-level barriers and provide easier access to the supports already in place across the territory.

May 29, 2018

Panel appointed to review Child and Family Services Act

The Government of Yukon today appointed six members to the Advisory Committee on the Child and Family Services Act.

May 23, 2018

Territorial government hosting Summit on Aging in Yukon

The summit is part of a broader, long-term public engagement.

May 08, 2018

Official launch of Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services branch

Alcohol and Drug Services, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Services and Mental Health Services have been integrated to form one new branch

Apr 20, 2018

Final two Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services hubs opening

The Carmacks and Haines Junction hubs will provide services to Ross River, Faro, Pelly Crossing, Burwash Landing and Beaver Creek.

Mar 23, 2018

First Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services hub officially opened

The hub will provide a variety of services to residents of Watson Lake, Teslin, Carcross and Tagish.

Mar 20, 2018

Ten new long-term care beds to open at Thomson Centre

These additional continuing care beds will alleviate pressure within Yukon hospitals.

Mar 19, 2018

Child and Youth Advocate to undertake review of Government of Yukon group homes

The review of group home services will provide previous and current youth residents and their families with an opportunity to identify areas of focus.

Feb 27, 2018

Government of Yukon announces plan for early learning and child care funding

Early learning and child care funding to improve quality, affordability and accessibility of child care programs.

Feb 07, 2018

Government of Yukon increases Direct Operating Grant for early learning and child care centres

This marks the first increase to the Direct Operating Grant since 2008 and strives to stabilize fees and availability of child care spaces throughout the territory.

Jan 26, 2018

Statement from Minister Frost about the meeting on Indigenous children in care

Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost today issued a statement about the national meeting called by federal Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott.

Jan 11, 2018

Yukon releases draft legislative summary of proposed Cannabis Control and Regulation Act

The summary outlines the key provisions of the proposed act and is open for feedback from Yukoners, First Nation governments and municipalities.

Dec 05, 2017

Government of Yukon announces development of Sexualized Assault Response Team

Resources are being provided to develop a Sexualized Assault Response Team (SART), which will begin offering services in spring 2018

Nov 28, 2017

Family reunification project launched

The Government of Yukon is introducing a new three-year pilot project to reunite foster children with their families.

Nov 22, 2017

A Housing First building for downtown Whitehorse to be designed this year

The design of a new multi-unit residential building is the first step towards low-barrier housing with services in Whitehorse.

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Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

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