Information regarding the Province of Yukon including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the province.
Yukon Disability Employment Statistics
The historical major industry of Yukon has been mining of zinc, lead, gold, silver, copper, and asbestos.
When the Canadian government acquired the land from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870, it split Yukon from the Northwest Territories in 1898 in order to fill the need for local government created by the population that flowed into the area due to the gold rush.
Where traditional industries such as fishing and trapping have declined, manufacturing industries have arisen. The manufacture of clothing, furniture, and handicrafts has become more prominent in Yukon.
The government sector has become the largest employer in Yukon, employing around 5,000 people out of a labor force of 12,500.
Yukon's tourism motto is, 'Larger than life,' and people are drawn to the region by its nearly pristine nature.
Yukon Disability Resources
Accessible Sport, Recreation and Active Living in the Yukon - http://yukonstars.com/
Yukon Council on Disability
A non-profit organization located in Whitehorse, Yukon that is dedicated to providing quality services to promote social and economic independence for persons with disabilities - http://www.ycod.yk.ca
Yukon Health and Social Services
Insured Services ensures delivery of health care benefits as set out in the Health Care Insurance Plan, the Hospital Insurance Services Plan, and the Travel for Medical Treatment Act - http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/insured_services.php
Yukon Human Rights Commission
The Yukon Human Rights Commission is an independent commission created by the Yukon Legislative Assembly - http://www.yhrc.yk.ca
Yukon Speech and Language Services
There are several types of speech and language problems that can develop in students at any age. School speech-language pathologists deliver a variety of services - http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/specialprograms/speech.html
Yukon Special Programs, Education
Consultants from the Special Programs Division provide many services to students with special needs - http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/specialprograms/index.html
Building an online anti-poverty community - http://www.povnet.org/applying-for/regional/yukon
Statistics: Yukon Disability
Due to the location and relative isolation of the province of the Yukon, disability statistics are scarce.
In 2009, 10,015 males in Yukon had a regular doctor, and 11,568 females did.
The year 2009 also found 1,485 males experiencing a form of arthritis, while 2,555 females experienced the disability.