Yukon Planning Regions

The Yukon Government, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, and the YLUPC re-established a regional planning process around Dawson City. This new Commission began working in spring 2019 with the aim to deliver a regional plan. They delivered a Draft Plan in June 2021.

A previous Commission for this region worked through the early stages of planning. That process was suspended while the commission was developing a Draft Plan. 

Commission Website: http://dawson.planyukon.ca/

Area of region: 39854 km2

Draft Plan CoverOn June 15th, 2021, the Dawson Regional Planning Commission released a Draft Land Use Plan for the Dawson region.

 “The Dawson Regional Planning Commission is very pleased to share with the public this Draft Plan, which is the result of the collaboration of many people and our planning partners over the past two years,” said Commission Chair Debbie Nagano. This Draft Plan reflects our vision and planning philosophy, ‘On the Land We Walk Together’/ ‘Nän käk ndä tr'ädäl’.”

The Draft Plan and a Draft Plan Summary are available for viewing on this website at dawson.planyukon.ca. A backgrounder is also available there.

More information and details about the public engagement process are available on the Engage Dawson website at engagedawson.planyukon.ca.

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Currently, the Dawson Regional Planning Commission is the only active planning Commission working on a Regional Land Use Plan in the Yukon. While this year has proven to be challenging for many of us, over the past 7 months the Commission has successfully adapted how they meet to continue their important work on the Dawson Plan. In the spring they continued to...

The Commission by the SS Keno


The cabin: too small to fit everything at once!

From April 8-10th, the Commission attended their Orientation and Training workshop in Dawson. Over those days, the new members learned about each other, about their planning task, and started building their team. It was a constructive and often fun few days where the Commission heard many of the from the leaders from the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in (Chief Roberta Joseph), Government of Yukon (Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Ranj Pillai), members of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, and past Chairs of other commissions. The Commission also met with support staff, and colleagues within the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Government of Yukon. During the "cabin-building exercise", the Commission tried their hand at planning out what (and when) could go into a cabin.

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council was proud to support and organize this workshop. Special thanks to facilitator John Glynn-Morris.

A summary of the workshop is found here.

DRPC logoIt is with great excitement that we report the official appointment of the Dawson Region Planning Commission! The Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in governments each nominated three people to the six-person Commission in accordance with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

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