Pathways to Wellness

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Our children and families

Our children are our future and we all have a stake in shaping that future.  Each of us can be a force for good in the life of a child -- your own child, the child of a friend, or the young person who bags your groceries.

Most children are born with the potential to live long, healthy and productive lives, yet there are many forces that threaten the health and well-being of all Yukon people, including children and youth.

This second background paper builds on the information and ideas set out in the Pathways to Wellness paper.  Our children and families background paper paints a picture of the health of our children and families, identifies the factors that influence health, and suggests actions we can take to improve the health and well-being of children, youth and families.

We invite you to read the paper and help us build a Wellness Plan for Yukon's Children and Families.  Let us know what you think of the ideas in the paper and share your views on how we can improve the health and well-being of Yukon children, youth and families.  Contact us at to share your ideas or to order a hard copy of the paper.

Pathways to Wellness - Our children and families - A background paper