Government of Yukon extends engagement period for Inclusive Yukon Families survey

The engagement for Inclusive Yukon Families has been extended to March 22, 2024, to allow Yukoners more time to respond to the online survey on inclusive parentage and naming.

This public engagement includes an in-person engagement (which will run beyond March 22, 2024) and an online survey that launched on February 22, 2024, and will now extend to March 22, 2024. Results from this engagement will help inform future amendments to the Children’s Law Act, Change of Name Act and Vital Statistics Act. This work will include:

  • exploring parentage status for legal purposes and decision-making;
  • reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds and traditional languages of Yukon families; and
  • offering more inclusive naming options to help enable residential school Survivors and their families to reclaim names changed by the residential school system.

People can visit to learn more and take the survey.

Quick facts 
  • People With Lived Experience who wish to participate in person (such as through paid, one-on-one interviews or a focus group), can contact Shelby Maunder at

Media contact 

Zachary Burke
Communications, Health and Social Services

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