Programs & Services

Presently in the Yukon there are two programs and services for people with diabetes. The Chronic Conditions Support Program and the Diabetes Education Centre.

The Chronic Conditions Support Program

Yukon Health and Social Services’ Chronic Conditions Support program (CCSP) is a Yukon Government program that has been permanently funded since April 2015. The program provides collaborative chronic care and self-management support to Yukoners living with a chronic condition, including diabetes, in the Yukon.

CCSP offers the following programming which is open to people living with diabetes:

Clinical care:
  • Clients of participating clinics can see a Nurse Specialist in Chronic Disease Management who can assist to coordinate their diabetes care, provide information and support and/or referral to other community resources.
  • CCSP has a licenced practical nurse whose job it is to provide chronic disease screening services, including those for diabetes, through health centres across the territory.
Managing your diabetes:
  • The nurse specialist in chronic disease management can help people at participating clinics with managing their diabetes.
  • CCSP offers a variety of group self-management and patient education workshops throughout the year, including diabetes education. Please call the program or visit their webpage (http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/ccsp.php) for up-to-date offerings for diabetes group support and education sessions.
Being active:
  • The CCSP also has a certificed exercise physiologist as part of their team who offers supervised exercise programming for Yukoners with a chronic condition. Supervised exercise programming involves exercise assessments and group classes throughout the year. This is a referral-based program from a healthcare professional.
  • ‘Moving to Wellness’ is a 1.5 hour discussion-based class that runs on a monthly basis. This class helps individuals struggling to get active problem solve and plan strategies to get moving. All individuals with a chronic condition, including diabetes and welcome to attend. Drop-ins are welcome. Please refer to the program webpage for the next offering: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/ccsp.php.

Contact Information

For general programming inquiries, please contract the program office at:

  • Phone: (867) 667-8733
    Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT): 1-800-661-0408;8733
  • Fax: (867) 667-8338
Diabetes Education Centre

Sharlene Clarke, Registered Dietitian; Mary Beaton, Registered Nurse
Angeline Rollins, Administrative Assistant

The Diabetes Education Centre

The Diabetes Education Centre provides outpatient information, support and teaching for adults diagnosed with diabetes. This includes persons diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Families are also encouraged to participate.

The centre is staffed with a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian who are certified Diabetes Educators and who have significant training and experience in diabetes care.

Staff work closely with many health professionals including family physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and foot care specialists to ensure that the Diabetes Education Centre provides the best possible care.

To access this service and to become a client of the centre we require a referral from a family physician, walk-in clinic physician or community health centre. Once a referral is received the client would then be contacted and appointments booked.

Contact Information

Phone: (867) 393-8711
Fax: (867) 393-8942

Phones are answered 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday to Friday. If you think your situation is urgent please go to the Emergency Room at WGH

Location

Thomson Centre (next to the hospital)
#6 Hospital Road
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 3H8

Hours

Open Monday to Friday
8:30 am until 2:00 pm
Closed for Lunch

Anyone interested in obtaining information about diabetes is welcome to drop by during working hours and pick-up pamphlets or brochures.

For those persons who are unable to travel to Whitehorse to attend appointments in person Telehealth videoconferencing may be an option. If you are interested in Telehealth, please check with your local Health Centre regarding availability.