To promote, protect and enhance the well-being of Yukoners through a continuum of quality, accessible and appropriate health and social services.
Services and information
February 15, 2024
The Government of Yukon launches Inclusive Yukon Families public engagement to update laws to better reflect parentage and naming options.
February 13, 2024
To mark Wear Red Canada on February 13, 2024, the Minister of Health and Social Services promotes the prevention of heart disease in women.
February 9, 2024
Yukon government strategies for managing hospital pressures.
Corporate policy and program development services throughout the department. Manages the Legislative agenda for the department, as well as supporting the federal/provincial/territorial agenda at the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and officials level.
Environmental Health Services promotes care for the environment in the interest of human health. Working in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Environmental Health Officers provide services to individuals, businesses and government. They also respond to complaints about smoking and vaping in the territory.
The Health Promotion Unit provides or supports evidence-based, targeted health promotion and illness prevention programs and activities, to increase public awareness, support healthier decision making and lifestyles, support professional development and collaboration, and create and promote supportive environments.
Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC), in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is responsible for the prevention, monitoring, and control of all communicable diseases (both vaccine and non-vaccine preventable) throughout the Yukon.
The Social Services division delivers a wide range of services that are designed to help Yukoners thrive, build stronger communities and promote equality and opportunity. These include alcohol and drug services, family and children’s services, services for people with disabilities, and social assistance.