The YMDS Panel sought input from a variety of sources in the Engagement Stage of the YMDS Process, including: the YMDS Survey, an online discussion forum, written submissions, presentations to the Panel, an Elder’s Panel, the YMDS Hotline, and meetings with governments and stakeholder organizations. The Engagement Stage closed on September 8th, 2020.

After the release of their Draft Strategy and Recommendations, the Independent Panel hosted a Public Comment Stage, open to everyone to comment on the draft. Respondents were invited to comment through a Public Comment Survey or through written submissions. The Independent Panel reviewed and considered this input before releasing their Final Strategy and Recommendations.

A list of meetings the Independent Panel had with individuals and organizations can be found here.

Written submissions can be found here.


Download the full What We Heard Report.

Download the Summary of Key Findings.