Executive Council Office

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 decisions that are environmentally, socially and economically responsible. Other work we do includes supporting the Cabinet decision-making process and making it easier for the public to find the information and services they’re looking for and give their input into government decisions.

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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.

Email: aboriginal.relations@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5035 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408
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We work with other governments and organizations to identify and address knowledge gaps of importance to Yukoners. We make sure the government helps develop and implement scientific solutions that improve Yukoners’ quality of life.

Email: science@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5431

We work to ensure Yukon’s achieves its priorities through intergovernmental engagement and cooperation. Yukon's 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.

Email: judy.shannon@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5651 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5651
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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.

Email: gord.kurzynski@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-8213 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8213

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.

Email: martine.vadnais@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-667-5073 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5073
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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.

Email: ywb@yukonwaterboard.ca
Phone number: 867-456-3980

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 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 fulfill their responsibilities under YESAA, and represent government as the decision body on major projects.

Email: andrew.smith@gov.yk.ca
Phone number: 867-456-3857 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3857