Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee issued the following statement:
“The Department of Health and Social Services is aware of an allegation of sexual assault involving a staff member of a contracted non-governmental organization (NGO) and that the matter is under investigation by the Yukon RCMP.
“The Department of Health and Social Services immediately took action after being advised of the allegations, having the employee removed from their position and following established protocols. The Department is communicating with all people who may have had contact with this individual through the individual’s employment.
“The Department of Health and Social Services is fully cooperating with the RCMP during this ongoing investigation.
“Our top priority is always the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients, and I want Yukoners to know that supports and services are available to them. Yukoners can contact Victim Services at 867-667-8500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the Sexualized Assault Response Team at 1-844-967-7275. Our Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Branch also provides access counselling services and can be accessed by contacting 867-456-3838.”