Agreement reached between the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Medical Association

Press Release

06/10/2022

The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Medical Association have reached a new three-year agreement for services covering the period from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2025.

The agreement is expected to increase equity and access to health services, promote a culture of continuous improvement and support the development of primary care teams. Highlights include:

  • a new Attachment and Attraction program that will work to increase Yukoners’ access to primary and specialty care, while supporting physicians’ operating costs;
  • the creation of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Learning Program and a commitment to help end systemic racism and discrimination in the Yukon’s health care system; and
  • a commitment to work with Yukon First Nations, health system partners and providers to support collaborative maternity and early years care.

This agreement will support a strong and healthy community of primary health care providers, increasing Yukoners’ access to primary health care services. The Government of Yukon is committed to continuing to work with the Yukon Medical Association to implement the agreement and support the territory’s health care system.

This new agreement with the Yukon Medical Association will work to increase Yukoners’ access to primary care while supporting dedicated health care providers. It includes incentives for physicians to take on more patients. The Yukon Medical Association is an integral partner in providing health services to Yukoners. I look forward to our work together to continue to improve the experience of patients and providers by addressing problematic, systemic challenges and building an innovative, collaborative health care system.

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee

A robust and well-functioning health care system is integral to the health of Yukoners. The Yukon Medical Association is optimistic that this new agreement will promote access to primary, specialty, and hospital based care. It has dedicated funding to promote equity and diversity at the individual, office, and organizational level. I believe that this will make Yukon one of the most competitive and desirable places to practice medicine in Canada. The agreement recognizes both the unique and integral role of physicians in both health care delivery and leadership. The Yukon Medical Association is committed to working with the Yukon government as a partner in health care moving forwards.

President of the Yukon Medical Association Dr. Ryan Warshawski

Quick facts

  • The Yukon Medical Association (YMA) is an association of the Yukon’s medical doctors whose role is to advocate for its members, promote the highest level of professionalism in medical practice and promote accessible and quality health care for Yukoners.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Yukon Medical Association has historically governed the fee-for-service model of care, relationship management between the association and the Yukon government, and benefit programs that supports Yukon Medical Association members.
  • The new agreement was ratified by members of the Yukon Medical Association on September 30, 2022.

Contact

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
[email protected]

Claire Robson
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-332-5907
[email protected]

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