The Government of Yukon has released the first update to the Performance Plan it issued in March 2018, continuing to outline the steps it is taking to make Yukon a more just, prosperous and sustainable society.
The Performance Plan tracks the Government of Yukon’s progress in eight priority areas: health and wellbeing, education, reconciliation and government-to-government relationships, environmental quality, housing and infrastructure, safety, jobs and the economy, and responsible government.
With a focus on outcomes, the report provides a summary of priority projects completed over the past year, an outlook for the year ahead and an increased number of government performance measures. Progress highlights include the opening of Mental Wellness and Substance Use Hubs in four communities to improve mental health services across the territory; the new Ddhaw Ghro Habitat Protection Area Management Plan; investments in community renewable energy projects; and a modernized Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
For the first time, the report also includes Canadian Index of Wellbeing indicators for Yukon, which provide a measure of the territory’s social, economic and environmental conditions and a tool for evidence-based decision making and progress. The Canadian Index of Wellbeing indicators are sourced from data that is tracked across the country, providing information that can be compared nationally and by jurisdiction.
In the year ahead, the Government of Yukon will be partnering with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing to create a Yukon Profile of Wellbeing based on the national indicators and combined with new indicators that Yukoners identify through a series of upcoming public engagements.
We have been working hard to meaningfully improve the lives of Yukoners and make our society more just and inclusive. The updated Performance Plan details some of our work to date and highlights priority projects and initiatives for the months ahead. I am also pleased to be moving forward with an exciting partnership with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing which will help us develop a comprehensive and empowering framework for measuring and improving wellbeing for all Yukoners.
Premier Sandy Silver
The Performance Plan, progress report and key Yukon indicators will be updated regularly as part of the Government of Yukon’s commitment to transparency, evidence-based decision making and delivering results that meaningfully improve the lives of Yukoners.
The Performance Plan’s eight themes each support the Government of Yukon’s central priorities:
- Our people-centred approach to wellness helps Yukoners thrive.
- Our strong government-to-government relationships with First Nations foster reconciliation.
- Our strategic investments build healthy, vibrant, sustainable communities.
- Our diverse, growing economy provides good jobs for Yukoners in an environmentally-responsible way.
In the months ahead, Yukoners will be invited to join the conversation about identifying and shaping key indicators and helping to create a Yukon Profile of Wellbeing.