The Government of Yukon has released its first performance plan and progress report outlining the steps it has taken and plans to take to move the territory forward over the next several years.
The performance plan is outcome-focused and builds on the mandate letters presented to each Cabinet minister in early 2017. It also includes an outlook of upcoming initiatives that are poised to create tangible benefits and positive outcomes for Yukoners across the territory.
The progress report details recent advances in government to government partnerships, healthcare, wellness, economic development and regional funding opportunities.
For the first time, the plan also contains a set of key Yukon indicators that establish a baseline on critical issues such as environmental stewardship, improving wellness and driving economic prosperity. The indicators identified today are a starting point in a broader effort to focus the government on evidence-based decision-making and achieving targets and outcomes developed collaboratively through upcoming conversations with Yukoners.
Our focus is on an evidence-based approach and beginning to use key Yukon indicators to ensure we are counting what counts. As a government, we have created a single plan to move our society towards a more just, economically prosperous and sustainable future. I look forward to continuing the conversation about what matters to Yukoners throughout the rest of 2018 and in the years to come.
Premier Sandy Silver
The performance plan, progress report and key Yukon indicators will be updated twice annually as part of the Government of Yukon’s commitment to transparency, evidence-based decision-making and realizing progress on government’s Enduring Priorities.
The Government of Yukon’s Enduring Priorities include:
- 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; and
- Our diverse, growing economy provides good jobs for Yukoners in an environmentally-responsible way.
In the year ahead, Yukoners will be invited to join the conversation about shaping key indicators through a series of public engagements.