Adult Community Services offers a range of social services to help people with disabilities. Our focus on enjoying a basic standard of living with maximum independence and dignity.
Adult Community Services programs
Get care and self-management support if you have a chronic condition.
Get benefits if you have a chronic disease or a serious functional disability.
Our community day program provides:
- daily recreational activities;
- therapeutic programs;
- socialization; and
- maintaining of daily routines and independence.
Children’s Disability Services provides support for you to care for children up to 19 years of age with a disability.
Care at home
Our home care program provides acute, chronic, palliative, rehabilitation services and respite care. We work closely with other government departments, First Nation governments, medical facilities and community partners.
People on social assistance
If you receive or are eligible to receive social assistance you may be eligible to receive the Yukon supplementary allowance.
At the library
Find out about services to library users of all ages with print disabilities.
The Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee administers funding for sport and recreation groups. People with disabilities are 1 of 5 target groups for funding.
Going to college or university
If you're a student with a disability can apply for post-secondary funding.
Staff can accommodate an inmate's special needs. Nursing staff are available to dispense medication and monitor medical conditions.
Support for victims and offenders
- provides services to victims of crime and to spousal abuse and sexual abuse offenders; and
- the Sex Offender Risk Management Program which helps people with developmental disabilities.
In the Public Service Commission
Disability Services offers a variety of programs and supports for job seekers with disabilities.
Support for women
The Women’s Directorate has an extensive resource library on issues related to women. This includes "Options, Choices, Changes for Women in Abusive Relationships." It contains more than 50 listings, including videos, reports, books and articles, under the category "people with disabilities."
At Yukon University
The Learning Assistance Centre offers services for students with:
- visual, mobility and hearing impairments;
- with hidden disabilities, such as chronic medical conditions, learning disabilities, and psychiatric and emotional disabilities.
Staff work with faculty and students to minimize the impact of the disability in the learning process.
Loans for home repairs
Low-interest loans to homeowners seeking to repair their homes for a variety of reasons, including improving accessibility. Subsidies on loan repayment may be available to people with low incomes.
Help with discrimination
The Yukon Human Rights Commission provides information to Yukoners about their human rights. They provide help in cases of discrimination on the basis of mental or physical disability, sex, race, etc.
Help for workers on the job
The Workers' Advocate Office supports advocacy services for workers:
- with on-the-job injuries or disabilities; and
- who are dealing with Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board.
The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board provides services to workers who've been injured or disabled on the job. The rehabilitation services unit helps injured workers access appropriate medical, physical and vocational rehabilitation services.
Compensation benefits may include:
- permanent impairment;
- medical aid;
- spousal, guardian or children's pensions; and
- a range of disability supports and rehabilitation.
Other resources in Yukon
- Autism Yukon, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and individuals living with autism spectrum disorder.
- Child Development Centre, provides support for children.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon offers “Trying Differently: A Guide for Daily Living and Working with FASD.” This is a collection of recommended strategies and interventions from parents, caregivers and professionals who live and work with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
- LDAY Centre for Learning is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of learning differences. They support children, youth and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities.
- Inclusion Yukon advocates for the supports needed to allow children and youth to experience inclusion in:
- employment; and
- the larger social context.