The Yukon Mineral Development Strategy Panel wants to ensure that this process is well-informed and that the recommendations are well-considered. As such, please note that the timeframes listed in this process are approximations.

The Engagement stage of the YMDS Process closed on September 8th. The YMDS Independent Panel is now in the process of developing a “What We Heard” document and will soon begin developing their Draft Recommendation. You can follow along with updates to the What We Heard documents and provide suggestions to improve these documents here. We expect the final What We Heard Report will be released in early October.

We are currently targeting December for the release of the Independent Panel’s Draft Recommendations. Because it’s important that the Panel’s recommendations be well-informed and well-considered, the Independent Panel will share the Draft Recommendations for a period of Public Comment.

The Independent Panel will consider the feedback received during the Public Comment period and will re-draft and submit the Final Yukon Mineral Development Strategy Recommendations to Government of Yukon and First Nations. At this point, the Independent Panel’s work is done and Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations will consider and possibly act on the Panel’s recommendations. The Independent Panel is currently targeting the Spring of 2021 to submit their final recommendations.