Yukon Mineral Development Strategy

How do I participate?

Due to health advisories about the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMDS engagement Process has been extended. The Independent Mineral Development Strategy Panel is committed to ensuring that the Yukon Mineral Development Strategy process works for Yukoners and is hosting a series of Online Open Houses to hear from you. The Online Open Houses started August 18 and will finish on September 8. See more details at http://yukonmds.com/attend-an-open-house/


Dawson City, Monday, August 24th, 7-9pm.

Old Crow, Monday, August 24th, 7-9pm.

Ross River, Tuesday, August 25th, 7-9pm.

Faro, Tuesday, August 25th, 7-9pm.

Watson Lake, Tuesday, August 25th, 7-9pm.

Pelly Crossing, Wednesday, August 26th, 7-9pm.

Keno, Wednesday, August 26th, 7-9pm.

Mayo, Wednesday, August 26th, 7-9pm.

Whitehorse (Weekday session), Thursday, September 3rd, 7-9pm.

Whitehorse (Weekend session), Saturday, September 5th, 2-4pm.

Yukon-wide Online Open House, September 8th, 2020 from 7-9pm.



Dawson City, Monday, August 24th, 7-9pm.

Old Crow, Monday, August 24th, 7-9pm.

Beaver Creek, Tuesday, August 18th, 5-7pm.

Atlin, Wednesday, August 19th, 7-9pm.

Teslin, Wednesday, August 19th, 7-9pm.

Tagish, Wednesday, August 19th, 7-9pm.

Carcross, Wednesday, August 19th, 7-9pm.

Burwash Landing, Thursday, August 20th, 7-9pm.

Destruction Bay, Thursday, August 20th, 7-9pm.

Haines Junction, Thursday, August 20th, 7-9pm.


There are still other ways to share your thoughts on the future of mineral development in the Yukon.

Visit www.yukonmds.com to have your voice heard by:

  • completing an online survey;
  • making a video, audio or written submission;
  • participating in an online discussion forum; or
  • applying to make a 10-minute online presentation to the panel.

You can also share your thoughts by phoning the engagement line at 1-877-321-1233.

After the engagement finishes, the strategy’s independent panel will release a “What We Heard” report. The panel will use this report to inform their draft recommendations. The panel will share the draft recommendations for a period of public comment.

What is this engagement about?

The Government of Yukon and the 11 Self-Governing Yukon First Nations are committed to the long-term responsible management of Yukon’s mineral resources and to supporting a healthy mining industry that adheres to high environmental and social standards. We need your guidance on how to make that happen.

How will my input make a difference?

An independent panel has been established to lead a public engagement process that will result in recommendations for a Yukon Minerals Development Strategy.

Your input will help guide the Panel in the development of those recommendations. The Panel’s final recommendations will be submitted to Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon for consideration and possible implementation.

Where can I find related information?

Visit the Yukon Minerals Development Strategy website at http://www.yukonmds.com/.

Where can I find results?

Engagement results will be available on the Yukon Minerals Development Strategy website at http://www.yukonmds.com/.

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