How do I participate?
This engagement provides many ways to participate.
Attend a community dialogue – open to LGBTQ2S+ individuals and allies
We will be hosting community dialogues in Whitehorse, January 9, 10 and 28. The themes and topics of the dialogues and other details will be posted here later this year.
Local co-facilitators and note takers will be present (see recruitment information below), and on-site counselling and mental health supports will be available. You may be eligible for a travel subsidy if you need, or prefer, to travel outside your community to participate. French language translation, ASL and other accommodation requests can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a focus group
We will also host focus groups in Dawson City, Haines Junction, Watson Lake and Whitehorse in January. These focus groups will take a deeper dive into specific issues and are by registration. We will post dates, locations and themes for these focus groups on this page early in January. You will need to register for the focus groups at email@example.com or by calling 867-667-3030 (toll free at 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3030).
Send us a note
If you prefer not to attend any of the in-person events, you can participate anonymously online through the survey at the end of the engagement or by submitting anonymous feedback anytime through mail, phone, email or safe drop-off locations.
Safe drop off locations include:
- Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre (Whitehorse)
- Yukon Human Rights Commission (Whitehorse)
- Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Youth Drop-In (Dawson City)
- Yukon School of Visual Arts (Dawson City)
- Women’s Directorate (Whitehorse)
- QMUNITY (Vancouver)
Please contact QMUNITY or the Women’s Directorate for mailing addresses, email or phone numbers.
Take a survey
Once we have completed the community dialogues and focus group sessions, we will post a survey here. The survey will confirm and help us prioritize what we heard at in-person events.
Be a co-facilitator or note taker
We are recruiting and training members of the LGBTQ2S+ community to act as co-facilitators and note takers for the in-person events.
This spring, the LGBTQ2S+ community asked us to ensure that there is a visible presence of LGBTQ2S+ community members in this process. We also received a request to help build the capacity of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
If you are interested in participating as a co-facilitator or note taker, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 28, 2018. Interviews will take place on November 29, with training from December 10 to 13.Training and all sessions covered will be paid. Get in touch for more details.
You will need to confirm that you will be available for the training and identify which meetings you could attend.
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What is this engagement about?
We would like to hear from LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners and allies to help us create an action plan to ensure that Government of Yukon services better meet the needs of LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners.
This comprehensive public engagement is part of our approach to reviewing legislation, policies and services, and modernizing them to be non-discriminatory for LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners. This process is our government’s formal way of gathering comprehensive input, so that we can develop a thoughtful and coordinated government-wide approach to LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in our services.
QMUNITY, a BC non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of LGBTQ2S+ people, led the preliminary work last spring. They have also helped us design this public engagement to ensure it is safe, dignified and inclusive.
How will my input make a difference?
We will use the input from this engagement to develop an action plan that will help build LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in Government of Yukon programs and services.
Where can I find related information?
Where can I find results?
We will provide a What We Heard summary of the results of this public engagement.