“The mission of our Citizens and its government is to provide, promote, protect and sustain a healthy and strong lifestyle for our Citizens and future generations consistent with the traditional values of the Ta’an Kwäch’än, through governing our natural, human and financial resources effectively.”

NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council By-Election for Deputy Chief – Thursday January 20, 2022 – 8 am – 8pm

Community Announcement

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council would like to express our deep condolences for the recent tragic losses in Yukon. We grieve with the families and are here to support you. Since our new year began, these drug-related losses are now increasing at an alarming rate right in our backyards. We have lost young ones, citizens, members of our community to the tainted drugs that now fill our streets. Our whole community in Yukon is hurting. The opioid crisis must be at the forefront of this territory’s priorities, as we cannot lose another member of our community.

Office Closed to Public

The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Office remains closed to the public and is operating with limited public services. Appointments are available but must be made in advance of coming to the office. Please contact those listed below for assistance.

Elders Fuel Services and General Emergencies Acting Housing Manager, Peter Borotsik
(867) 332-0331
housingmanager@taan.ca
Administration Office Manager, Teresa Jacobs
(867) 668-3613 ext 203
officemanager@taan.ca
Land Issues  Lands & Resources Manager, Dave Irvine
(867) 334-7477
lrhmanager@taan.ca
Elders Support, Income Assistance, Wellness Support Wellness Manager, Heather Griffiths
(867) 335-0630
wellnessmanager@taan.ca
Finance Finance Manager, Andrew Johnston
(867) 334-7360
ajohnston@taan.ca
Communications

Communications Officer, Janet Smellie
(867) 334-5298
communicationsoffice@taan.ca

Covid-19 Updates

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 wellnessmanager@taan.ca.

      To be added to a list of Citizens who may need extra support, please contact:
      Wellness Manager, Heather Griffiths
      (867) 335-0630 or
       wellnessmanager@taan.ca

      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.

      Yukon Government:

      https://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners

      Federal Government:

      https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

      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 459 active cases of COVID-19.  On December 31, officials reported a 15th death in Yukon.

      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:

      • Fever
      • Tiredness
      • Cough
      • 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:

      https://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners

      https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

      https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

      We will keep Citizens informed if circumstances change.

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      Ta’an Kwäch’än Council

      117 Industrial Road
      Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2T8
      Phone: 867.668.3613
      Fax: 867.667.4295
      E-mail: info@taan.ca