Yukon Party to Support Healthy Beginnings

WHITEHORSE – As part of the Yukon Party’s plan to provide Yukoners with Action for a Change we are unveiling another plank to support healthy families.

The Yukon Party recognizes that improvements are required to integrate different types of care across the territory’s health and social system. These changes will contribute to the health and wellness while supporting the healthy beginnings of our youngest Yukoners.

“Healthy, prosperous lives begin with healthy beginnings,” said Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon. “Our team is committed to supporting Yukon mothers, mothers-to-be and families throughout the territory in order to ensure our future generations are provided with the very best start possible.”

To achieve this, a Yukon Party government will:

  • Work with groups providing the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program in the Yukon to enhance supports for pregnant women, new mothers, and babies.
  • Support the ongoing efforts to ensure midwifery becomes a regulated, funded system as an option for Yukon families if they so choose.
  • Explore avenues to support families, which struggle with fertility, including a tax-credit for invitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.

The 2021 territorial general election will be held on Monday, April 12. Advanced polling dates have been announced for Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5, 2021.

To learn more about the Yukon Party and its campaign outlining Action for a Change, please visit www.yukonparty.ca.


For further information, please contact:

Tim Kucharuk
Media Director

(867) 689-7874

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