Putting People First

Find out about the comprehensive review on health

In November 2018, the Yukon government appointed a 5-member, independent expert panel. They conducted a review of health and social services in the territory.

Their mandate was to:

  • identify ways to make services more effective;
  • provide better value for money; and
  • improve experiences for Yukon health and social service providers, clients, patients and families.

Panel members included Yukoners and health system experts from outside the territory.


Bruce McLennan, chair

  • Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Health and Social Services, and Education

George Green, panel member

  • Coordinator and instructor at Yukon University
  • The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program
  • Non-governmental organization board member and volunteer

Greg Marchildon, panel member

  • Professor and research chair in health policy and system design, University of Toronto

Diane Strand, panel member

  • Former chief and senior director of citizen services for Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Jennifer Zelmer, panel member

  • President and chief executive officer, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement


Panel members engaged with Yukoners from all backgrounds: health and social professionals, First Nations governments, and Yukoners across the territory. Read more about these engagements in the What We Heard: Phase I and What We Heard: Phase II reports.

In the panel’s final report, they offer a broad and bold vision for the future of Yukon’s health and social system. It includes 76 recommendations for health and social services in the territory. Read the full report, Putting People First, to find out more and read the statement from Minister Frost.

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