Health Department

Our Programs and Services
Health and Wellness
  • Home and Community Care

The Home Care Worker provides light house-cleaning duties for Elders or Citizens with a disability or other medical need for assistance. Spring and Fall cleaning.

Rides to appointments may also be provided with sufficient advance notice.

Contact  Health and Wellness Coordinator

  • Canada Games Centre Passes

Canada Games Centre passes are available October through April.  Elders and Citizens with medical conditions may access passes year-round.  Monthly or 10 punch passes are available upon application and citizens need to call to renew prior to the expiry of each pass.

Contact  Health and Wellness Coordinator

  • Traditional Sewing Classes

Traditional sewing classes in Health Boardroom every Wednesday evening 5-8pm.

  • Seasonal and Cultural Community events

Events to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas etc.  Cultural workshops such as Drum Making, Cedar Hat Making etc.  National Family Week dinners and other family events.

Contact Health and Wellness Coordinator:

  • Support for Elders

Support for Elders according to their needs on a case by case basis. Information and referrals.

Contact Health and Wellness Coordinator or Health Manager

  • Support for Citizens with Health and Wellness concerns

Support for citizens according to their specific needs on a case by case basis. Information and referrals. Assistance with Non-Insured Health Benefits concerns.

Contact  Health and Wellness Coordinator, Health Manager or Family Support Worker

  • Foot Care (new)

Professional Foot Care is available for Elders and Citizens with Diabetes.  A Foot Care Nurse is on Contract with TKC and will provide foot care services in the Citizen’s home.

Contact Health and Wellness Coordinator

  • Medical Emergency Fund

Financial Assistance for Medical Travel, not otherwise covered by Non-Insured Health Benefits or Yukon Health.  Maximum $2,000 for travel outside Yukon, $1,000 for travel within Yukon.

Contact Health Manager

Family Support
  • Pre/Post Natal Program

Monthly food subsidy for pregnant women and families with children under one year of age. Information and referrals. Monthly family activities.

Contact Family Support Worker

  • Parenting Support

Information and referrals. Monthly Family Activities.

Contact Family Support Worker

  • Child Welfare Liaison

Family and Children’s services are legally obliged to advice TKC of any situations where TKC families come under the Yukon Child and Family Services Act. The Family Support Worker works in collaboration with Family and Children’s Services staff. The Family Support Worker is available to help families navigate the Child Welfare system and assist with support and referrals according to the family’s needs and wishes. Support for TKC families interested in becoming foster parents.

Contact Family Support Worker

  • Substance Use Concerns

Citizens who are concerned about their own or other’s substance use can be provided with information and referrals.  Referrals to counselling and assistance in completing Treatment applications. Limited financial assistance available for situations where the appropriate program or service is not otherwise funded.

Contact Family Support Worker

  • Mental Health Concerns

Information and referrals.

Contact Family Support Worker

  • Court Support

Support for citizens who are involved with the Justice System. Information and referrals. The Family Support Worker can accompany you to court if requested.

Contact Family Support Worker

Income Assistance (also known as Social Assistance)
  • Income Assistance/Social Assistance

Income Assistance/Social Assistance is a program funded by the Federal Government to provide a basic minimum income to citizens who meet the eligibility criteria.  It is approved one month at a time. You must reapply each month, providing information about your living situation and declaring all sources of income including gifts and winnings.

Contact Social Assistance Intake Worker

Income Assistance Program

  • Enhanced Service Delivery

Enhanced Service delivery is a program funded by the Federal Government to assist young people, between the ages of 18-24 who are receiving or applying for Income Assistance to gain the skills necessary to enter the workforce. The young person’s skills and abilities are assessed and with the help of the Case Manager a plan is developed to achieve the required skills.

Social Assistance Intake Worker will make referrals to the Case Manager