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, 11 and 28.
Local co-facilitators and note takers will be present 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.
We encourage you to download and answer our community dialogue questions. Your answers can be sent by email at email@example.com or paper copies are available at community dialogues where you can choose to submit input anonymously at one of the listed drop-off locations.
Health, Mental Health & Wellness,
- January 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Westmark, Whitehorse.
Safety, Justice and Employment,
- January 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Westmark, Whitehorse.
LGBTQ2S+ Community & Culture,
- January 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Westmark, Whitehorse.
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. You will need to register for the focus groups at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Visit our Facebook page for more information.
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.