Strategic Plan

Inspiring dreams. Revealing passion. Changing lives.

The 2016 to 2021 Yukon College Strategic Plan will support our transition to university, anticipated between 2019 and 2021. Rather than initiating the year-long consultation which drove our previous 2013-2016 plan, we conducted email survey in 2016 (173 responses), querying possible revisions and updates to the previous plan. This survey affirmed that the previous plan required only minor revisions to take us through to 2021.


Yukon College is a leader in education, rooted in our diverse cultures and northern environment, where everyone is inspired to dream, learn and achieve.


Grounded in northern expertise and strong partnerships, we will build a healthy and prosperous north through unique, relevant and inclusive education and research.

Strategic Directions

Each of the five strategic directions have specific goals, which can be viewed within the 2016-21 Strategic Plan publication.

  • Offer exceptional student experiences
  • Collaborate with First Nations
  • Engage with Yukon rural communities
  • Expand research and innovation
  • Become a northern-focused university

Institutional Values

At Yukon College, we are shaped by our shared values and northern identity. We commit to being a welcoming, collegial and innovative learning community that is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning. We benefit Yukon, the North, Canada, and the world by creating, preserving and communicating knowledge through our teaching, research and scholarship.

Value headings include:

  • Northern identity
  • Inclusiveness and diversity
  • Integrity and academic freedom
  • Achievement and excellence
  • Innovation and discovery
  • Leadership and accountability
  • Health and wellness

For a full description of these values, view the 2016-21 Strategic Plan booklet