It’s been a few months since our last update and now it’s time to take stock of our project updates on the government’s websites, citizen engagement, open data and online services.
Digital Service Delivery Guide
The Digital Service Delivery Guide is where we’ll share the government’s standards, guidance and processes for digital service delivery. We’ve re-organized and rewritten the content and we’ll publish the site in November. We’ll add the French pages as we complete the translations.
Yukon.ca and related sites
We’re currently working on the phase 7 release of Yukon.ca. Our improvements include a better search experience, the introduction of scheduled publishing, design and accessibility enhancements and many small but significant changes to different page templates.
As we’ve mentioned before, the transition of department web content to Yukon.ca has been a major focus of ours for more than 3 years. The aim was to create 1 website for all of the government.
On September 30, 2020, we crossed the finish line. Read the blog post about transitioning department websites to Yukon.ca.
Conflict of Interest Commissioner
The Conflict of Interest Commissioner website is now fully translated and live.
EngageYukon.ca is the government’s citizen engagement website. Work to migrate the engagement pages to Yukon.ca is underway. Once this is completed, we’ll turn off the EngageYukon.ca website.
We’re planning to build a new Lotteries Yukon website. While that work is underway, we launched an interim site in September.
Bang the Table is the government’s new citizen engagement platform. We’re working toward integrating it into our digital portfolio. Once this is complete, we’ll be ready to provide a new online engagement experience for citizens.
We’re working on a back end update to the open data portal, implementing bug fixes and feature updates. This update will also ensure compliance with the latest accessibility standards and provide new tools for loading data.
We’re currently working with departments to deliver the following online services.
Class 1 minerals modernization
This service has been live for 3 years. Our work on phase 4 improvements is moving ahead and planned for early December.
COVID-19 related online services
Since our last update post in August, we’ve launched the following COVID-19 online services.
- Apply for assistance to pay your rent due to COVID-19
- Apply for financial support to employ lower-income essential workers
- Assess yourself for Coronavirus (COVID-19) (updated and re-launched)
- Report someone who is breaking a Civil Emergency Measure Act (CEMA) Order
- Request an alternative self-isolation plan as an individual
- Request an alternative self-isolation plan as an organization
- Request a review of events and activities planned during COVID-19
- Traveller notification service. This service sends SMS messages to travellers passing through Yukon to remind them to follow their declared route and exit the territory as planned.
Donate to Yukon Archives
This is a service where the public can donate materials to Yukon Archives. The latest improvements are in User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Once they are reviewed, we’ll deploy them. Find out about donating to Yukon Archives.
Energy efficiency rebate service
This service will allow Yukoners to apply for an energy efficiency rebate online and conduct an energy audit of their home. We’ve completed some initial user research, the vendor has started to build the system and we’re working on developing the content.
Improve online access to all government services
We’re looking at options to streamline the process for citizens to sign into the government’s online services.
Legislative drafting and publishing
We’re developing a new system where we’ll be able to publish up-to-date versions of acts and regulations more efficiently. We expect to have legislation on the site in the new year.
Liquor licensing, inspections and permitting
Work is underway on this online service for users and people who run facilities where liquor is served or sold. The public and businesses will be able to apply for liquor licences. The government will be able to approve, issue and enforce licences.
We’re developing the government’s open information portal. The portal will support our commitment to proactive disclosure, which is when the government releases information before it’s requested. It will be a companion to open data and will include government reports and publications.
On launch, we’ll begin publishing:
- the auditor’s final reports;
- completed Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) requests;
- privacy impact assessment summaries;
- the organizational structures of each department; and
- the organizational responsibilities and function of each department.
Professional and regulatory licensing system
The project team has selected a vendor to build this service. Once it’s built, users will be able to apply for licences online or view a list of licensed Yukon professionals.
YuDriv system replacement
This is a single system that will replace multiple existing systems the Government of Yukon, City of Whitehorse Bylaw and the RCMP use. This is a 3-year project and we’ll begin work the public-facing parts of this service in early 2021.
YukonBids – eProcurement
The 1st phase of this bids&tenders service is now live.
Yukon driving mobile app
Work on the driving app is ongoing. Once it’s launched, the public will be able to use it to learn about features and amenities along the territory’s roads.
Yukon Lobbyist Registry
We’ve just launched the Yukon Lobbyist Registry. This is a site for lobbyists to report their lobbying activities and anyone who wants to see who’s lobbying the government and on what topic.