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Invitation for Societies Act feedback extended to December 14

The Government of Yukon invites society members, law firms and the public to share their thoughts on the existing Societies Act and regulations. We are also looking for your feedback on ideas and options o modernize the legislation and how to streamline processes while maintaining transparency and accountability.

In Whitehorse, over 75 people provided their input and shared their experiences and challenges with the current legislation at open-house events and focus group meetings on October 27 and 28.

Written submission

If you are interested in providing your feedback in writing on any issues that affect your organization, send it to Corporate Affairs, PO Box 2703 (C6), Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 2C6 or by email to by December 14, 2017.

Remote participation

Rural Yukon societies are invited to participate via video conference meetings. Please let us know if you are interested in participating remotely by emailing

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Government of Yukon reaching out to societies to hear their challenges with current legislation

September 15, 2017 – The Yukon government is looking at how to modernize the Societies Act and Regulations and will contact societies directly to better understand their challenges with the current legislation.  

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2020 Arctic Winter Games contract signed

September 8, 2017 – By signing the 2020 Arctic Winter Games contract, the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse have made the territory's upcoming hosting duties official.

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