Unclear if mental health needs are being met in Yukon communities: report


While the Yukon government has taken strides to improve mental health services in communities, there is much more work that needs to be done, according to a report released by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. 

In 2018, mental health hubs were established in Dawson City, Carmacks, Haines Junction and Watson Lake. In turn, mental health and addiction services are more accessible in and around these communities, the report states.

But that’s on the face of it. Drill down a little further and there are problems with how the Department of Health and Social Services manages those hubs, and perhaps the services they provide.

“[B]ecause the department did not measure

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