Our work in the Executive Council Office includes:
- advancing reconciliation by working with Yukon First Nations;
- supporting the Premier’s work with other Premiers across the country to make life better for all Canadians; and
- helping the government make environmentally, socially and economically responsible decisions.
Other work we do includes supporting the Cabinet decision-making process and making it easier for people to find the information and services they’re looking for and give their input into government decisions.
Services and information
May 13, 2022
Premier Sandy Silver and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met to discuss Arctic sovereignty, critical minerals and climate change, community infrastructure, healthcare and mental heal
May 9, 2022
Premier of the Yukon Sandy Silver, Premier of the Northwest Territories Caroline Cochrane and Premier of Nunavut P.J. Akeeagok met today in Whitehorse for the 2022 Northern Premier
May 9, 2022
Northern Premiers issued the first pan-northern leaders’ statement on climate change, in collaboration with Indigenous leaders across the North.
We provide support and leadership to government departments on reconciliation initiatives. This includes: consultation and policy support and advice; building intergovernmental relationships; and negotiating and implementing agreements with First Nations.
We work to ensure the Yukon achieves its priorities through intergovernmental engagement and cooperation. Yukon priorities are advanced through intergovernmental forums and partnerships with the federal government, other provinces and territories and international jurisdictions. The Office of Protocol organizes state and ceremonial events for visiting diplomats, heads of state, senior government representatives and other visitors. Contact the Chief of Protocol for questions or help with Yukon flags, emblems and symbols, signing ceremony or protocols for local and national events.
We support youth leadership and encourage youth engagement in social, economic and cultural activities. We provide operational and program funding for many Yukon youth organizations, other governments and recreational societies.
Government Internal Audit Services staff work independently of the government. We help senior management improve the accountability, efficiency, operations and results of government programs. We do this by providing objective, risk-based assurance and advisory services.
The Yukon Water Board is an independent body established under the Waters Act. The Water Board Secretariat provides administrative support and works on the board's behalf. The Yukon Water Board issues water licences for various activities for the use of water and the deposit of waste to water.
We are the government’s main point of contact on matters relating to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA). This federal legislation guides assessment of proposed projects in the Yukon. We work with other governments and departments to ensure that decision making on projects meets present and future needs. Our vision is a sustainable Yukon built on strong partnerships, solid relationships and open communication. We help government departments fulfil their responsibilities under YESAA and represent government as the decision body on major projects.