Learn about the Commissioner's programs.

Story Laureate of Yukon

The position of Story Laureate of Yukon was established in 2021. The Story Laureate of Yukon serves as an ambassador for the literary arts, oral history and literacy in the context of Yukon’s past, present and future.

The laureate attends Yukon events to publicly share works and creates work that focuses on cultural, historical, and heritage themes that are relevant to the people who live in the Yukon. The position is a 2-year mandate.

The next intake will take place in spring 2023.

Find more information about the Story Laureate position and download the application form

Yukon Service Pin

Established in 2020, the Yukon Service Pin recognizes the people in and from Yukon who are serving or have served in the military or as a first responder.

Get more information about the pin and the application process

Commissioner launches new Yukon Service Pin

Literary Program

Reference Library

In October 2021, a Reference Library was launched at Taylor House. It contains more than 275 books and documents dating from 1894 to newly released books which are available to the public for research or personal interest. There are history books, novels, short stories, picture books, First Nations books, children’s books and annual reports.

Little Free Library

In June 2021, a Little Free Library was installed on the grounds of Taylor House. This library, made to look like Taylor House, is a place where people can take a book and leave a book for free.

The Commissioner of Yukon's Little Free Library outside Taylor House in Whitehorse.

Take a book, leave a book at the Little Free Library

A photograph of the Commissioner of Yukon's Little Free Library outside Taylor House in Whitehorse.

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