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Amendments to Human Rights Act and Vital Statistics Act

The Government of Yukon is committed to reviewing its laws, policies and practices to eliminate discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.

Enhancing the rights of transgender persons

The Government of Yukon is committed to reviewing its laws, policies and practices to eliminate discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.

To that end, the Yukon government is proposing amendments to the Human Rights Act and to the Vital Statistics Act.

These amendments are moving forward now to ensure that transgender Yukoners have fair and equitable access to all government programs and services.

We want to hear from you

Feedback or questions about the Human Rights Act can be directed to the Department of Justice Policy and Communications unit at: tyler.plaunt@gov.yk.ca or 867-667-3033.

Feedback or questions about the Vital Statistics Act can be directed to the Department of Health and Social Services - Policy and Program Development unit at: clara.northcott@gov.yk.ca or 867-667-8156.

Public consultation results

The consultation on the amendments to the Human Rights Act and Vital Statistics Act engagement received 328 responses: 325 to the online survey; one emailed comment; and two written responses. The questionnaire posed 11 questions which could be filled out by pen and paper or by completing an online survey.

See below for a report on the survey results.

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