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YT Government: Final report of health and social services comprehensive review released

Press Release

The final report on the comprehensive review of Yukon’s health and social programs and services is now complete and available to the public. An independent expert panel compiled the report following extensive public engagement. Putting People First outlines the panel’s findings, including 76 recommendations for the future of Yukon’s health and social systems.

A What We Heard report is also available that summarizes the results of the second phase of public engagement. It consisted primarily of engagement with citizens in Yukon’s rural communities, First Nations governments and public meetings in Whitehorse in the fall of 2019. More than 300 Yukoners participated in meetings with members of the Panel and over 700 completed the online survey.

This report includes bold, progressive recommendations and I look forward to working with Yukoners as we move ahead with this approach to health and social service delivery in the territory.  I would like to thank the panel members for all the work they have done to create this report. I would also like to thank all the Yukoners who have participated in this process and shared their knowledge and experiences during this comprehensive review.

Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost

Quick facts
  • The independent expert panel members are:
    • Bruce McLennan, former deputy minister of Finance, Health and Social Services and Education, Government of Yukon (retired);
    • George Green, coordinator/instructor for the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program at Yukon College;
    • Greg Marchildon, research chair in Health Policy and System Design, University of Toronto;
    • Diane Strand, former Chief and current Senior Director of Citizen Services for Champagne and Aishihik First Nations; and
    • Jennifer Zelmer, president and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.
  • The comprehensive review is an assessment of Yukon’s health and social services systems, including key cost drivers and areas for improved coordination and integration of services.

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
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Clarissa Wall
Communications, Health and Social Services
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