Advancing Land Use Planning in the Yukon

In April of 2019, the Parties to the Yukon Forum (represented by leaders from the Government of Yukon, Yukon First Nations, and the Council of Yukon First Nations) sent the Council a series of recommendations that stemmed from their review of the implementation Chapter 11- Regional Land Use Planning.  The focus of these recommendations is:

  • Setting regional planning commissions up for success
  • Supporting several regional planning commissions at the same time
  • Legislative review of the First Nation and Government of Yukon regulations
  • And reviewing the Adequacy of Funding for Regional Land Use Planning under Chapter 11.

Acknowledging the importance of these recommendations, the Council requested that continued meetings with the Leads of the Yukon Forum on this matter would be essential for the effective review and implementation of the recommendations.  The Yukon Forum Leads accepted this request. Council then recommended that a series of staff level workshops be held to examine in detail the Yukon Forum’s recommendations to determine how best to address them.  The Council hired Cambio Consulting to facilitate a series of workshops through the winter of 2020-21.  This report summarizes the outcome of these workshops (click here).  The Council plans to continue to work with the Yukon Forum Leads to identify which recommendations become part of the process of  producing regional plans through the implementation of Chapter 11.