Department of Education

Under the Education Act, the Department of Education is responsible for delivering accessible and quality education to Yukon learners. We work closely with our partners in education, including Yukon First Nations, and school communities to develop and improve our programs and practices.

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This unit provides apprenticeship training for all trade areas.

Email: apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5298 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5298
Fax number: 867-667-8555

Works to engage and build trust among our partners in education: parents, students, school councils, Yukon First Nations and the public. Areas of responsibility include strategic communications planning, media relations, website management, issues management, advertising, publications and liaising with school councils.

Email: Jason.Mackey@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-332-7008

Provides Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum and assessment support and training for Yukon educators and schools.

Email: curriculum@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5609 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5609
Fax number: 867-393-6339

Focuses on building productive relationships with Yukon First Nations, the Council of Yukon First Nations, the First Nations Education Commission, and other stakeholders of Yukon First Nations. This branch develops and implements Yukon First Nations curriculum, resources, program delivery, training, evaluation and increased levels of cultural inclusion in Yukon schools.

Email: ruby.grant@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-456-6752 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 6752
Fax number: 867-393-6339

Provides Kindergarten to Grade 12 French education curriculum, assessment and cultural support through the following programs: French Immersion, Intensive French, Core French and Option plus.

Email: French.Programs@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8237 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8237
Fax number: 867-393-6366

Responsible for developing programs and support for adult learners, job seekers and employers and providing support for service organizations seeking to strengthen Yukon’s labour market. This includes consultation under the Labour Market Framework for Yukon, programs delivered to support the Canada-Yukon Labour Market Development and Workforce Development Agreements, Yukon’s Community Training Fund, and initiatives in adult literacy and labour mobility.

Email: edu-pslm@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5906 toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5906

This branch handles the management and operation of Yukon schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and those in apprenticeships and training programs. This includes the staffing and operation of public schools in Yukon, services and learning supports for students, student financial assistance, and apprenticeship qualifications.

Email: publicschools@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5068 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5068
Fax number: 867-393-6339

Administers a variety of programs to help pay for post-secondary education, including Yukon Grant, Student Training Allowance, Yukon Excellence Awards, Canada Student Loans and Grants, and a variety of scholarships.

Email: sfa@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5929 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5929
Fax number: 867-667-8555

The Student Support Services unit delivers services to students with special needs. This unit covers areas such as psychological services, speech language programs, occupational therapy, sensory impairments, social and emotional support and positive behaviour intervention support.

Email: studentsupportservices@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8000 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8000
Fax number: 867-393-6423

This unit provides transportation to and from school for students.

Email: student.transportation@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5172 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5172
Fax number: 867-667-8243

Provides certification needed by teachers to apply for a teaching position in Yukon schools.

Email: katie.gilson@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8876 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8876
Fax number: 867-667-5435

Recruits certified educators for teaching positions in Yukon schools.

Email: teacher.recruitment@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-393-7132 toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 7032
Fax number: 867-667-5435