LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion

How do I participate?

Take the survey until June 16. 

From November 2018 to March 2019, we held an LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, plus) public engagement. The aim was to encourage LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners and allies to share their insights on what is needed for Government of Yukon services to better meet the needs of LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners.

As part of this process, we are now launching a survey that will help the Government of Yukon prioritize what was heard during and after the engagement, and capture any comments that may have been missed.

The survey is based on the seven-page What We Heard report, which reflects the comments and submissions of the participants in the LGBTQ2S+ public engagement. It will help to read the What We Heard report before starting the survey.

QMUNITY, a BC non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of LGBTQ2S+ people, led the work. Their report on LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in Yukon government services is now available. It contains over 70 recommendations based partly on what they heard from Yukoners during the November to March public engagement and partly on what is best practice in the area of LGBTQ2S+ inclusion.

What is this engagement about?

The intent of the engagement was to encourage 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, practices, programs, 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.

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?

If you need information about support, here are a few resources:

Ignite Counselling

3089 3rd Ave. suite #1
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5B3
867-668-5498
info@ignitecounselling.ca
Monday to Friday with flexible hours

Trans Lifeline

1-877-330-6366
7 a.m. to 1 a.m. with occasional off-hour availability
Operated by trans folk

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310, operated 24/7
Visit hopeforwellness.ca for online chat
LGBTQ or Two-Spirit Indigenous counsellor available
Phone and chat counselling available in English and French
Phone counselling may be available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut by request

Canadian Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-833-456-4566

WAVAW

1-877-392-7583
Trans and non-binary inclusive, sexual assault survivor support and crisis line

 

Other additional information:

Where can I find results?

We will share the What We Heard report and final recommendations in the coming weeks. 

From November 2018 to March 2019, we held an LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, plus) public engagement. The aim was to encourage LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners and allies to share their insights on what is needed for Government of Yukon services to better meet the needs of LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners.

A survey will be launched in the coming weeks. 

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How did we do at this public engagement? Tell us by completing a short questionnaire.

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Last updated:
2019-05-17

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