The Independent Panel has released the Draft Yukon Mineral Development Strategy and Recommendations.
The YMDS Independent Panel adopted a broad-based approach to engagement and invited participants to speak openly about how mineral development affects the Yukon and what matters to them about mineral development. The pre-engagement process and engagement process spanned more than a year (including a three-month extension for COVID-19), and was promoted using direct correspondence, newspaper advertisements, radio advertisements, online/social media advertisements, and direct mailers to all Yukon mailboxes.
Input was collected through regional online open houses, focus groups, a toll-free line, over 90+ meetings, two surveys, written submissions, a two-day session with elders, and more. The YMDS Panel used the extensive input collected from this process to develop the Draft Yukon Mineral Development Strategy and Recommendations.
Clarifying questions regarding the Draft Strategy and Recommendations or the YMDS Process are welcomed. We may develop a Frequently Asked Questions page in the future.
Before it finalizes and submits the final Strategy and Recommendations to Yukon government and Yukon’s 11 First Nations with Self-Government Agreements, the Independent Panel is inviting Public Comment on the Draft Strategy and Recommendations. The Public Comment period closes at 4:30pm on February 22nd, 2021. There are two ways to submit feedback to the Independent Panel:
We will be updating our Submissions to the Panel page as we receive written comments on the Draft Strategy and Recommendations.