To provide, promote, protect and sustain a healthy, strong lifestyle for our Citizens and future generations consistent with the traditional values of the Ta’an Kwäch’än.
Efforts are underway to help protect buildings at Helen’s Fish Camp and the TKC village. Lands, Resources & Heritage staff have been consulting with Yukon Wildland Fire and flood experts from Manitoba. A berm has been built at HFC to divert some of the water away from the firepit area. TKC assets have been removed from buildings as precaution should the water continue to rise.
Water is approaching the Chief Jim Boss residence at the Village. A berm has been built to protect this site. Thank you Dan Adamson and Ranj Pillai for your efforts at this site.
A site assessment was done at the Old Village and it appears it won’t be affected by flooding. More photo available here.
Current Available Services
The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Office is currently open for limited services only.
Elders Services and Support/
Wellness Manager, Heather Griffiths
Elders Fuel Service
Housing Manager, Charles MacQueen
Finance Manager, Andrew Johnston
Communications Officer, Janet Smellie
Front Desk Reception
What Steps TKC is taking for Citizens
- Vaccination Support: TKC’s Wellness Department is able to assist with online booking for vaccinations. For assistance, or more information, please contact Natalie Hare at (867) 668-3613 ext. 402.
- Elders Support: We are aware that the needs of the Elders are evolving. Please communicate those needs to us and we will work to support you. This will be evaluated on a case by case basis and could include services such as:
- Picking up and delivery of groceries/prescriptions
- Phone support for those in need of social contact
Services to Elders will be provided depending on staff availability and community restrictions.
Contact Heather Griffiths at (867) 335-0630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work continuity is a priority and we will respond to you as soon as we can.
How to Stay Informed
In order to protect our Citizens from any potential outbreak, TKC will be suspending all upcoming public meetings and gatherings until further notice. We encourage Citizens to visit the links below for more information and personal measures you can take to protect yourself. Cooperation with all public health measures including staying at home and self-distancing from others in your community is critical to the response to COVID-19. If you feel you may have contracted COVID-19, please contact 811 or conduct the online self assessment tool available on Yukon Government’s COVID-19 webpage.
Please watch our website and Facebook for updates. www.taan.ca
Take care and stay safe!
At the time of this posting the Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health was reporting 80 active cases of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at (867) 393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing. Drive-up testing is available in Whitehorse between 6:30 pm to 9:30pm daily at 49A Waterfront Place. If you are in rural Yukon and exhibit symptoms please contact the community health centre.
The health and wellness of our Citizens remains our number one priority. TKC is working on immediate measures to ensure that our most vulnerable Citizens are cared for during this time. In order to protect our Citizens from any potential outbreak, TKC will be temporarily suspending all upcoming public meetings and gatherings until further notice. We encourage Citizens to visit the links below for more information and personal measures you can take to protect yourself. Cooperation with all public health measures including staying home and self-distancing from others in your community is critical to the response to COVID-19.
If you feel you may have contracted COVID-19, you can now book an appointment for a test at: Book a COVID-19 test appointment in Whitehorse | Government of Yukon
You can also contact Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) for further instructions. Phone: 867-667-8323 or Toll Free (Yukon) 1-800-661-0408 ext. 832.
Symptoms may include:
- Shortness of Breath
There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Yukoners:
- Aged 65 and over
- With compromised immune systems
- With underlying medical conditions
The following links are updated daily:
We will keep Citizens informed if circumstances change.