A Wellness Plan

Elements of success

Whether you want to make change in your workplace, college campus, your children’s school or daycare, or the community at large, there are some common factors which lead to success. If you keep these in mind from the start, it will be easier to make change happen and you’ll probably have a lot more fun […]

Eat, drink and be merry

Over the last several decades there have been many changes in what we eat, where we eat, and how often we eat. Some of these changes have been positive. For example, we now enjoy foods from around the world – mangoes, hummous, and sushi have found their way into Yukon stores, restaurants, homes and stomachs. […]

Wellness works

Creating work environments which place a high value on wellness is good for health and also good for business. Morale and productivity go up, and sick days and injuries go down when employee wellness is made a priority. Companies which address wellness in the workplace are attractive employers: they develop a good reputation, and are […]

Single Track to Success

Montana Mountain in Carcross is quickly gaining a reputation for some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. And for good reason! The views are spectacular. The terrain is challenging. And the story of how the trails were created is truly inspiring. In 2005, Carcross Tagish First Nation (CTFN) was looking for a […]

Social connections

Social wellness is drawn as a ring around the other five wellness dimensions to highlight the importance of social connections and social support to overall wellness. Relationships are our greatest source of happiness, joy and belonging; they are also our greatest source of pain. This is true within our homes, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, and […]

Our physical environment

Some people are healthier than others because the environments in which they live, learn, work and play provide more opportunities and supports for healthy behaviour. A healthy environment begins with clean, safe water, air and land – we are fortunate that there is little pollution and few contaminants in the Yukon. Our ability to interact […]

A child and family wellness plan

We’ve combined the science of prevention and the wisdom of Yukon people to create On the path together: Wellness Plan for Yukon’s Children and Families. The plan sets out three pathways for lifelong health and well-being: Getting a good start in life with nurturing adults and safe, stimulating surroundings. Raising kids who flourish by creating […]

The bigger picture

Income, education and employment play a big role in how healthy we are – people who have completed high school or college, have stable and safe employment, live in safe homes and neighbourhoods, and can afford to take part in cultural, sport and recreational opportunities tend to be healthier throughout their lives, and live longer. […]

Baby’s world matters

How a baby’s world is set up makes a big difference when it comes to healthy development. Most babies and children love routines when it comes to meals, bathing, brushing teeth, nap times, bed time, and reading time. Routines make life predictable. Babies and children also love repetition – you can read the same book […]

Love to learn

Curiosity and a thirst for lifelong learning are important aspects of well-being and happiness for people of all ages. A love for learning starts well before children enter kindergarten. It begins with their first teachers- parents, older sisters and brothers, and others who talk, spend time, read and play with babies from the first days […]