Government of Canada Invests More Than $3 Million to Virtual Health Care Services in Yukon
Canada’s universal, publicly funded health system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is working closely with territorial governments to strengthen health care and adapt the system to the challenges of delivering health care in the North during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Yukon to expand capacity to provide virtual care to its residents. Under the agreement, Yukon will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health services during the pandemic.
Through this bilateral agreement, Yukon will receive approximately $3.12 million in targeted federal funding in 2020-21 to support 1Health Yukon. Over the coming weeks, Yukon will be developing an action plan that outlines how it will invest its share of federal funding to improve access to virtual care through investments in the 1Health Yukon initiative.