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Latest News Releases from Yukon Health and Social Services

Jan 03, 2019

Government of Yukon partners with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to support Yukon youth

Integrated youth services are transitioning to Skookum Jim Friendship Centre as pilot project ends.

Dec 20, 2018

Government of Yukon and Salvation Army reach transfer agreement

Ownership and operations of the Centre of Hope will be transferred to the Government of Yukon.

Dec 17, 2018

The governments of Canada and Yukon work together to increase access to treatment options for people with substance use disorders

Governments of Canada and Yukon sign bilateral agreement to increase access to quality treatment services for people with substance use disorders.

Dec 14, 2018

Family enhancement team established in McIntyre

New initiative provides collaborative on-site services and support to all members of the community.

Dec 10, 2018

New program to help seniors age in place opens in Whitehorse

The program will help individuals regain strength, endurance, functioning and independence to allow them to stay in their homes longer.

Nov 26, 2018

National Take Action on Radon campaign launches

The Government of Yukon has partnered with the Yukon Lung Association to participate in Canada’s Take Action on Radon campaign.

Nov 19, 2018

Yukon to reduce ophthalmology wait times

The new plan will reduce the wait time for ophthalmology consultations to four months by the end of 2019 and maintain this level going forward

Nov 13, 2018

Government of Yukon releases action plan to tackle opioid crisis

The Opioid Action Plan aims to help tackle the growing number of drug-related overdoses and deaths in the territory.

Nov 06, 2018

Independent, expert panel created for Health and Social Services review

Minister Frost announces independent, expert panel for Health and Social Services comprehensive review.

Nov 05, 2018

Respite care home opens in Whitehorse

The Government of Yukon and Yukon Association for Community Living partnered to open a trial respite care home.

Oct 31, 2018

Government of Yukon decreases barriers for accessing medical abortion medication

Yukon is joining other Canadian jurisdictions in covering the cost of the medication, providing a safe and accessible alternative to surgical abortion

Sep 20, 2018

Public feedback sought on introducing regulated midwifery to Yukon

The Government of Yukon plans to introduce regulated midwifery services in the territory by end of 2019.

Sep 12, 2018

Whistle Bend Place officially opens

Residents will have access to many amenities and best-practice continuing care services.

Sep 07, 2018

Results of public engagement on FASD released today

The information gathered through this engagement is now being considered by the Government of Yukon as it develops a Yukon FASD Action Plan.

Sep 05, 2018

Art exhibit by Continuing Care residents opens this week

The Artistic Expressions exhibit features works by more than 10 residents from Birch Lodge, Thomson Centre, Macaulay Lodge and Copper Ridge Place.

Sep 04, 2018

Early Childhood Education Bursaries now available for Yukoners

Bursaries for Yukon students pursuing full or part-time studies in early learning and childhood education are now available.

Aug 14, 2018

Reception centre for BC fire evacuees moving to new location

Reception and emergency social services support will now be provided from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 9010 Quartz Road in Whitehorse.

Aug 09, 2018

Yukon to assist BC fire evacuees

A reception centre is being established in Whitehorse to provide emergency support to BC residents impacted by the wildfires near Telegraph Creek.

Aug 01, 2018

Territorial health and social services Ministers discuss shared priorities

Ministers looked at developing common approaches to Northern health and social services initiatives.

Jul 31, 2018

No Name brand chicken burgers linked to national Salmonella outbreak

No Name brand chicken burgers linked to national Salmonella outbreak.

Jul 25, 2018

Government of Canada invests $30 million to support health care services in Yukon

A bilateral agreement was signed today outlining how Yukon plans to invest its share of federal funding.

Jul 17, 2018

Local company awarded Yukon’s air ambulance value-driven contract

The Government of Yukon announced today that it awarded the air ambulance services contract to Alkan Air.

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.

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