23 safer schools actions

These are the 23 actions in response to the 7 recommendations from the independent review report.

Action number Lead Action as stated in the Action Plan Status
1 Education

Finalize and implement Yukon School Post-Incident Communication Guidance and Procedures

2 Executive Council Office

Develop corporate guidance for inter-departmental communication and coordination in response to serious incidents in schools

3 Justice, Public Service Commission

Develop corporate guidance for communicating publicly or with stakeholders about serious incidents when a criminal matter is under investigation or before the courts

4 Justice, Education

Develop victim support plan and identify materials

5 Education

Establish Hidden Valley School Parent Advisory Committee following input received from families

6 Education

Update and consolidate policies and procedures under a stand-alone Policy on Prevention and Reporting of Serious School Incidents

7 Education, Health and Social Services Create a new Inter-Agency Agreement for the Investigation of Child Abuse and provide training on roles and responsibilities under the agreement to those responsible within each department Complete
8 Justice, Public Service Commission, Education

Develop corporate policies and procedures for information sharing with the RCMP on matters involving the investigation of alleged criminal conduct by an employee.

9.1 Education Review policies internal to the Department of Education to ensure they are aligned with corporate policies and processes Complete


Education Update policies internal to the Department of Education to ensure they are aligned with corporate policies and processes Complete
10 Education Enhance and require training for all school-based staff in the prevention, detection, and obligation to report suspected child abuse/suspicious behaviour Complete
11 Executive Council Office, Education Incorporate training on how government works into required leadership training for school administrators, managers and senior leaders within the Department of Education Complete
12 Education Update onboarding practices for all school-based and central administration staff Complete
13 Education Implement summer training for principals, vice-principals and new staff Complete
14 Education Explore ways to incorporate training requirements on prevention, detection and reporting of child abuse and on supporting victims and families into certification of teachers Complete
15 Education Explore ways to make best use of school, student and human resource databases to collect, archive and maintain up-to-date information  Complete
16 Education Review existing incident reporting and tracking systems across the Yukon government and determine if one common system or similar systems could be implemented for all departments, beginning with Education Complete
17 Education Develop a process for ongoing review and monitoring of policies and procedures and best practices for higher risk educational settings  Complete 
18 Executive Council Office Enhance and formalize interdepartmental committees for serious incidents Complete
19 Executive Council Office, Public Service Commission Expand foundational onboarding of all Yukon government senior leadership regarding government operations and accountabilities to promote consistency across departments Complete
20 Public Service Commission Implement the corporate leadership development framework  Complete
21 Public Service Commission Develop Values and Ethics code  Complete
22 Executive Council Office Update the General Administration Manual (GAM) to reflect the most up to date practices regarding interdepartmental coordination for communicating publicly and establish a schedule for future updates/reviews Complete
23 Public Service Commission Enhance opportunities for public servants to take positions in different departments to promote employee development and reduce silos, including promoting temporary assignments Complete