Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    Canada
  • Jurisdiction
    Yukon
  • Organisation
    Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    204-4133 4th Avenue
    Whitehorse
    Yukon Territory Y1A 1H8
    CANADA

    Location Address
    204-4133 4th Avenue
    Whitehorse
    Yukon Territory Y1A 1H8
    CANADA

  • Phone
    +1 867 667 4062
  • Fax
    +1 867 668 5123
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Joy Peacock
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    YRNA is the regulatory body and professional association for registered nurses in the Yukon. YRNA is responsible for establishing and promoting standards of practice for registered nurses, for regulating nursing practice and for advancing professional excellence. YRNA speaks out on health care issues, advocating for the development of healthy public policy in the interest of the public. YRNA receives its mandate from the Registered Nurses Professional Act and the Regulations and Bylaws passed pursuant to the Act.
    http://www.yrna.ca/association/index.html (accessed 0n 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Canada's publicly funded health care system is best described as an interlocking set of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. Known to Canadians as "medicare", the system provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.

    The federal government, the ten provinces, and the three territories have key roles to play in the health care system in Canada. Health Canada's mandate is to help Canadians maintain and improve their health. Among other activities, Health Canada's responsibilities for health care include setting and administering national principles for the health care system through the Canada Health Act and delivering health care services to specific groups (e.g., First Nations and Inuit).

    Working in partnership with provinces and territories, Health Canada also supports the health care system through initiatives in areas such as health human resources planning, adoption of new technologies and primary health care delivery.
    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/index_e.html (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Map
    64.62387720204691, -136.40625
  • User