Executive Council Office

Intergovernmental Relations

National relations

Yukon government works on initiatives with the other provincial and territorial governments and the federal government. The premier, members of cabinet and other government officials meet regularly with counterparts in other jurisdictions to find cooperative solutions to issues that are important to Yukoners and all Canadians.

Intergovernmental Relations coordinates the premier's and the Yukon government's participation in many of these meetings and provides strategic advice and ensure follow-up on decisions and recommendations made at these meetings.

Conferences and meetings Yukon participates in:

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

The Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat is an intergovernmental organization involving the federal government, provincial governments and territorial governments. The secretariat's sole program is to provide the administrative services required for the planning and facilitation of intergovernment conferences.

Council of the Federation

The Council of the Federation is composed of all 13 Canadian premiers working towards the objective of greater interprovincial-territorial cooperation. 

Northern Premiers Forum 

The Northern Premiers Forum is composed of Canada's three territorial premiers. Each year they discuss shared priorities and ways of promoting cooperation between the territories.

Western Premiers' Conference

The Western Premiers’ Conference is the annual meeting of the premiers from Canada’s western provinces and the three territories. The premiers of Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut meet each year to discuss topics of concern and advance shared interests. The chairmanship of the Western Premiers’ Conference rotates amongst its members on an annual basis, with the first conference being held in 1973.