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Invitation to open-house to modernize Yukon’s Societies Act and regulations

We invite board members of societies, law firms and interested members of the public to join us at one of the upcoming drop-ins or focus groups to share your thoughts on the existing Societies Act and regulations. 

We are also looking for your feedback on ideas and options to modernize the legislation and how to streamline processes, while maintaining transparency and accountability.  

Friday, Oct. 27
Westmark Whitehorse
201 Wood Street
Ballrooms 1 & 2
Drop-in: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Focus group: 1-2 p.m.   

Saturday, Oct. 28
Westmark Whitehorse
201 Wood Street
Ballrooms 1 & 2
Drop-in: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Focus group: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

In early October, we talked to a cross-section of societies that identified some key issues. More details on this.

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.  

News release >>

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.

News release >>

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