Community Services builds sustainable and diverse economies while supporting local solutions to local problems. The work we do supports economic and community development. We help Yukoners lead healthy, productive, happy lives through accessible, integrated programs and services tailored to their needs.
Services and information
New arena builds community spirit in Carmacks
March 13, 2023
A new arena in the community of Carmacks will provide a much-needed opportunity for residents to come together and participate in recreational activities.
Team Yukon’s Canada Winter Games a huge success
March 8, 2023
Team Yukon traveled to Prince Edward Island to compete at the 2023 Canada Winter Games, winning three medals and achieving many new records for Yukon athletes.
Yukon government tables bill to streamline effectiveness of municipal and local advisory councils
March 7, 2023
Bill No. 26 will streamline the effectiveness of local governments by adjusting the terms of office for elected members of Yukon municipal and local advisory councils.
Legislative Assembly profile
Phone number: 867-393-7482
Fax number : 867-393-7135
We inspect construction and trade-related activities and ensure structures and installations are completed to safety codes. We issue permits and licences to support: development; building; plumbing; electrical; boiler and pressure vessels; gas; and elevating devices.
Building Safety and Standards location and hours
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5741
Fax number: 867-393-6249
Location: Building Safety and Standards hours and location
Our job is to support municipal and local area governments. We provide advice, share information and train town staff and elected officials. We add capacity to local governments and help them serve their citizens. We also provide funding and financial advice to municipalities and unincorporated communities.
We provide municipal services to unincorporated communities and rural areas in the Yukon, make sure community infrastructure is working and is well-maintained. We maintain and provide clean water, sewage, mosquito control, local road works, street lighting, pedestrian bridges, flood and erosion control, solid waste facilities and recycling depots. We also plan and seek regulatory approvals to build or upgrade community infrastructure.
We facilitate and support business in the Yukon by providing a variety of information and services to business and the public. We administers legislation related to six registries: corporations, businesses, partnerships, societies, cooperative associations, personal property security. We also regulate sales and trades in securities as the Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities.
Businesses, societies and securities
Corporate Affairs hours and location
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5314
Fax number: 867-393-6251
The Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is responsible for coordinating Yukon's preparedness for, response to, and recovery from, major emergencies and disasters. Historically, emergency situations in the Yukon have involved fire, flood, power failures, toxic spills and extreme weather, although other hazards exist.
Emergency Measures Organization location
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5220
Fax number: 867-393-6266
Our practitioners are responsible for the emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured in the Yukon and to specialist care in southern Canada. The Whitehorse, Watson Lake and Dawson City stations are staffed by Primary Care Paramedics (PCP). The medevac crews (based in Whitehorse) consist of Critical Care Nurses, Critical Care Paramedics and Advanced Care Paramedics. All other Yukon communities are served by volunteer Emergency Medical Responders who are trained by the Government of Yukon and work closely with nurses (Community Nurse Practitioners) in communities.
The Employment Standards Office enforces the minimum standards of employment, such as wages and hours of work, as set out in the Employment Standards Act. We provide information, education, and dispute resolution services for employees and employers. We also administers the Fair Wage Schedule, which sets the minimum wage rates for workers employed on construction contracts with the Yukon government.
Employment Standards hours and location
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5944
Fax number: 867-393-6317
We work with many different agencies and personnel to reduce the loss of life and property to fire and other related emergencies throughout the Yukon. We work to improve public life safety and fire protection through leadership, education, enforcement, and program development. We also provide funding, training and administer fire departments in the Yukon communities.
Fire Marshal's Office location
We help build community infrastructure around the territory by:
- administering federal infrastructure funding for communities and First Nation governments; and
- managing the construction of infrastructure for communities and for the Yukon government.
Land Development Branch supports and coordinates land development initiatives in the Yukon. We work with Yukon municipalities, unincorporated communities and First Nations governments to bring new residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional lots to the Yukon market.
We regulate a number of health and business professions in the Yukon. Our work includes: licensing professionals and professional corporations; setting standards and policies; managing complaints; and supporting the development of regulations. We also approve and issue charitable gaming applications.
Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs location and hours
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5111
Fax number: 867-667-3609
We provide all Yukon taxing authorities with current, accurate and equitable property assessments and establish the general property tax rates for all areas outside municipalities. We also administer companion programs including the Home Owners Grant, Rural Electrification, and Domestic Water Well programs.
Property Assessment and Taxation
Property Assessment and Taxation location and hours
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5268
Fax number: 867-667-8276
The Residential Tenancies Office provides information about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants as set out in the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. It also provides legally binding dispute resolution when issues arise that cannot be resolved by landlords and tenants.
Residential Tenancies Office location and hours
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5944
We support the development and delivery of sport, recreation and active living programs in the Yukon by providing funding programs, resources, advocacy and consultative services to communities, Yukon sport and recreation organizations and individuals.
Sport and Recreation location and hours
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5254
Fax number: 867-393-6416
Yukon Wildland Fire Management is responsible for managing Yukon wildfires and enforcing the Government of Yukon's Forest Protection Act. We work to prevent personal injury and loss of life, and to minimize social and economic disruption resulting from wildfires.
Wildland Fire Management location
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 3845
We provide library services to Yukon. We work collaboratively with community library boards, other libraries, literary and literacy groups and similar organizations. Public Libraries provides books, audiovisual materials and other resources to meet the needs of Yukoners of all ages. We also provide fun and informative programming for children and adults and safe, healthy community meeting places.
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408
Fax number: 867-393-6333
Location: Whitehorse Public Library