Yukon

Yukon

Arrest/Detention

If you are arrested, you have the following rights as a Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, or gender non-conforming person:   

  • To be placed according to your gender identity or housing preference, except in the case of safety concerns that cannot be resolved 
  • To choose to be strip-searched by either a male or female staff member, or to be searched partially by a staff member of one gender and partially by a staff member of another gender (a “split search”) 

Gender Marker

You will need to submit different documents to change your gender marker depending on your age. The fee for this change is $10, plus a fee of $10 to receive a new birth certificate. You will be allowed to change your gender marker even if you have not or do not plan on undergoing any gender affirmation surgery. You can change your gender marker to F, M, or X.   

For all ages, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Have been born in Yukon   

For adults (age 16 or older), follow the following steps:  

  1. Complete the change of sex registration form 
  2. Submit your application in person or by mail to Vital Statistics   

For youth (age 15 or younger), follow the following steps:  

  1. Have a parent or guardian complete the change of sex registration form   
  2. Provide consent from any other parent(s) or guardian(s) who have custody    
  3. Sign the application consenting to the change of your gender market 
  4. Provide a written statement from a confirming adult (possible confirming adults listed on the form, includes a social worker, counsellor, Chief, etc.)  
  5. Submit your application in person or by mail to Vital Statistics     

Sources:   

CBC NewsYukon – Change of Sex on Birth Registration 

Human Rights

Gender identity and gender expression are protected under the Human Rights Act.  

If you have been discriminated against due to your gender identity or gender expression in a way that is protected under this Act, you can file a complaint with the Yukon Human Rights Commission.  

Source: CBC NewsYukon Human Rights ActYukon Health and Social Services – Amendments to the Human Rights Act and Vital Statistics ActYukon Human Rights Commission. 

Name Change

You will need to submit different documents to change your name depending on your age. The fee for this change is $50.   

For all ages, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Ordinarily be a resident of the Yukon   
  • Be a resident of the Yukon for at least 3 months before applying  

For adults (age 19 or older, or under if you have been married, widowed, or divorced), follow the following steps:  

  1. Contact Vital Statistics to receive a name change package and fill it out   
  2. Submit the package back to Vital Statistics 

For youth (age 18 and under), follow the following steps:  

  1. Have a parent or guardian contact Vital Statistics to receive a name change package and fill it out     
  2. Submit the package back to Vital Statistics 

Source: Yukon Vital Statistics – Change of Name