How is gender equality in Yukon changing?

For 30 years, the Government of Yukon Women’s Directorate has provided research, policy advice, funding, and public education with the goal of advancing equality for women in the Yukon Territory. Part of our work is to provide data to government, women’s groups, and Yukoners to help develop policies and programs that take into account gender differences and effects on men and women. Every now and again it’s important to take stock, look at where we’ve been, and be clear about how things are now. About this website »

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32%

The October 2011 election saw the highest proportion of women elected to the legislative assembly in Yukon history, with women making up 32% of the legislature. The October 2006 election saw the lowest proportion of women elected to the legislative assembly, with women making up 11% of the legislature.

On a Timeline

There have been many significant events in Yukon women’s history that have affected gender equality. Travel back through the years with our interactive timeline to see where we’ve come from and now, where we’re going.

NDP MLA Margaret Commodore (formerly Margaret Joe) of B.C.'s Sto:lo Nation named Minister of Health and Human Resources.

NDP MLA Margaret Commodore (formerly Margaret Joe, far right) of B.C.'s Sto:lo Nation named Minister of Health and Human Resources. Photo credit:  Government of Yukon

In Stories

Listen to a collection of audio interviews with influential Yukon women and men. These are personal stories of Yukoners sharing their experiences of equality milestones, adding depth and richness to the statistics. The stories emphasize many of the successes, challenges, and changes in Yukon over time and speak to the diversity of voices necessary for a conversation about equality.