Y.T. government announces COVID-19 support and measures

Domain: Care, Economy
Government:Provincial/Territorial, Yukon
Tags:Communities, Public Health, COVID-19

The Yukon government announces measures to support individuals, families, communities and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

  • Economic stimulus package to support local workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more
  • New rebate program for Yukon employers to benefit workers and self-employed individuals. Read more
  • New regulations under the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act prevent evictions for 90 days. Read more
  • $275,000 made available through three temporary funding initiatives to help address the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the arts and culture sectors. Read more

April 2020

  • Yukon government partners with the Yukon Status of Women Council and Northwestel to ensure that women vulnerable to violence have safe access to cell phones and the Internet. Read more
  • Child care operators receive additional funding. Read more
  • In-person classes suspended for the rest of the 2019–2020 school year. Read more
  • Yukon businesses to receive relief funding. Read more
  • Licensed child care spaces available for critical and essential services workers. Read more

May 2020

  • New financial support for tenants and landlords affected by income losses. Read more
  • Release of A Path Forward, Yukon’s plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Read more
  • Families with children in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are eligible for $250 per student. Read more
  • New program to provide low-income essential workers with a wage subsidy of up to $4.00 per hour to a maximum of $20.00 per hour for up to 16 weeks. Read more
  • $750,000 to help Yukon employers create new summer employment for graduating and postsecondary students in critical and essential services. Read more

June 2020

  • Tenants will continue to receive protection during pandemic. Read more
  • Disability Services families to receive additional support. Read more

July 2020

  • Support program to help Yukoners pay rent extended. Read more

No updates for August 2020

September 2020

  • Over $7 million in relief and recovery funds for over 180 Yukon businesses. Read more
  • Yukon Business Relief Program extended until March 31, 2021. Read more

October 2020  

  • Over $12.4 million in top-up Safe Restart federal funding for Yukon. Read more  

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