Diversity and inclusion

Aboriginal people

If you are an Aboriginal person, our Diversity Services office provides training and professional development opportunities and can help you find employment and further your career within the Yukon public service.

  • Aboriginal Recruitment and Development Program (ARDP): an internal Yukon government initiative to support the hire and advancement of Aboriginal employees. The program’s short-term goal is to help Aboriginal people overcome barriers to employment and build their capacity to compete for government jobs. This is primarily achieved by providing program participants with relevant training and work experience.
  • Final Agreement – Representative Public Service Plan (FA-RPSP): is an obligation the government committed to through Yukon's Land Claims Agreements (Chapter 22 of the Umbrella Final Agreement) to increase the representation of Aboriginal people within the public service.
  • Temporary assignments between First Nation and Yukon governments: provides an opportunity for Yukon First Nation government employees and Yukon government employees to gain valuable work experience and expand their skill base.
  • Aboriginal Employee Forum (AEF): established to help Aboriginal employees as they transitioned into working for Yukon government but over the years the group has transformed into a recruiting and retention mechanism for Aboriginal employees and supports the objectives of the Final-Agreement Representative Public Service Plan.
People with disabilities

If you have a disability, our Diversity Services office offers a variety of programs and supports for employees with disabilities, as well as their supervisors and co-workers.

  • Accommodation solutions and support: Diversity Services provides expertise and support to employees, supervisors and departments in their development of ongoing, process-related accommodation solutions.
  • Training and work experience program: creates training and work experience placements in a variety of job categories within the Yukon government.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) services: An accredited American Sign Language interpreter is available at no direct charge (some restrictions apply) to YG departments, local organizations and business, and Yukon's Deaf community. 
  • Corporate Document Destruction Centre: provides a secure way for Yukon government to divert sensitive and non-sensitive documents into the recycling stream. The program provides employment opportunities through Diversity Services, helping to increase the representation of people with disabilities with the Yukon government and to further its commitment to employment equity.

Contact the Diversity Services office:

Phone: 867-667-5898, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Email: Diversity.Services@gov.yk.ca

In-person: Yukon Government Main Administration Building, 2017 – 2nd Avenue


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