31. Transitional planning is important because it provides young people with training, advice and support so that they can gradually assume responsibility for their own care, based on their skills, until they leave the ministry`s supervision or custody. The department has a responsibility to help these young people move into adulthood. 35. The department is responsible for the ability of these children and adolescents to receive annual medical and dental examinations. Lack of such services can have long-term consequences on a child`s health. This is especially true for children in care: studies show that they are on average less well-off and more vulnerable because of their trauma, stress, insecurity and instability. Children`s physical health has also proven to be an important factor in their ability to cope with developmental challenges. See our recommendation in paragraph 46. Yukon has a population of 35,874, with The capital of Whitehorse being the urban centre and 13 rural communities. Since October 2017, ten rural municipalities have been licensed for child care programs. Yukon is the proud home of fourteen First Nations with eight different languages.
Eleven of Yukon`s 14 First Nations negotiated and signed comprehensive claims and self-management agreements. 51. In September 2013, the Department completed an action plan to respond to the reports. The plan sets targets to address the areas of low compliance identified in the 2011/2012 compliance report. These include reviewing case and care plans, as well as transition planning for youth who reach the age of majority and leave care. The action plan also sets measurable timetables for the goals. The action plan provides, for example, a deadline of March 31, 2014 to ensure compliance with the requirements for assessments, reception plans and annual reviews for all children in the care or custody of the ministry. Performance targets have been set for each of the program indicators that are part of Yukon`s bilateral agreement with the Government of Canada on improving early learning and child care strategies (CCTS). How Yukon`s enhanced PROGRAMs and innovative new strategies to achieve these goals will be at the heart of Yukon`s annual report to the federal government on its commitments in the bilateral agreement.
3.3.1 Canada is committed to the annual allocation for the period 2021-2022 to 2027-28 as little less than the annual allocation of this current agreement. Funding for the coming years will be provided with the renewal of bilateral agreements, which will be conditional on Canada adopting new action plans and informing the results of the Phase 2 results evaluation. The deadline for a new agreement has not yet been set. 13.1 This agreement, including Schedules 1 and 2, covers the entire agreement reached by the parties with respect to the purpose of this agreement.