Hearing of the Human Rights Complaint of Parker v. Government of Yukon, Department of Health and Social Services, Social Services Division

Marking the Hearing of the Human Rights Complaint of Parker v. Government of Yukon, Department of Health and Social Services, Social Services Division Update, April 27, 2022 – The hearing will continue today at 1:00 PM PDT on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81417432504?pwd=SnFtb2s0VU1XTk5PVENWN3hMcnJxdz09   April 14, 2022 – Whitehorse, YT – Yukon Human Rights Commission The matter…

Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Clinic Now Open in Yukon

The Yukon Legal Services Society has released the following backgrounder on its new workplace sexual harassment legal clinic. The Yukon Human Rights Commission eagerly anticipates working in partnership with the Yukon Legal Services Society towards eradicating workplace sexual harassment in Yukon.   The Yukon Legal Services Society, funded by Justice Canada, has opened a new…

Policing in Canada: A Panel Discussion

On June 15th, 2021, Queer Yukon Society and the Yukon Human Rights Commission collaborated to host a webinar discussing policing in Canada. Panellists Chief Doris Bill (she/her), Duane Gastant’ Aucoin (he/him), and Rachel Bromburg (she/her) discuss the following questions, followed by a public Q&A. 1. What, from your perspective, are the primary issues with the…

Yukon Human Rights Commission statement on the discovery of the remains of 215 children at former Kamloops residential school

The discovery of 215 children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. confirms the oral history and the lived experiences of survivors of that residential school. The disturbing and horrifying findings there should surprise no Yukoner or Canadian, as they have been reported before at other residential schools across Canada.…

Yukon Human Rights Commission collaborates with Gwaandak Theatre – CBC Interview

CBC’s Dave White recently interviewed Human Rights Officer Tory Russell and Gwaandak Theatre’s Artistic Director, Colin Wolf, to learn more about an exciting upcoming joint film production. The Yukon Human Rights Commission commissioned Gwaandak Theatre to produce an educational theatre piece to present at our upcoming virtual conference, KNOW MORE!. Written by playwright Wren Brian,…

KNOW MORE! Free Online Conference

Come one, come all! On March 4th and 5th, 2021, the Commission is hosting a free virtual conference on the topic of addressing workplace sexual harassment in Yukon. The Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) is hosting a free online conference called ‘KNOW MORE!’ on March 4th and 5th, 2021. The conference will be accessible…