First Nations or Inuit Traditional Healing

First Nations or Inuit Traditional Healing

Effective Dates

June 30, 2011 and still in effect

Policy Code


General Information

Section 36 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, S.Y. 2008 (the "Act") specifies that Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may provide payment for health care assistance. The Act further provides YWCHSB with the authority and discretion to determine the necessity, character and sufficiency of health care assistance.

Section 37 of the Act states that YWCHSB shall, when appropriate, promote mutual understanding, knowledge, and respect between the providers of health services under the health system and the providers of traditional First Nations or Inuit nutrition and healing.


This policy outlines how YWCHSB may facilitate injured workers’ requests for traditional healing. Traditional healing may be appropriate for some workers’ compensable injuries to assist in their recovery, functional restoration or return to work in a safe and timely manner.

Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Entitlement

Pre-Existing Conditions

June 30, 2008 - June 30, 2015 | EN-07 | Entitlement

Subsequent Disorders or Conditions Resulting from a Work-Related Injury

June 30, 2008 and still in effect | EN-10 | Entitlement

Overview: Provision of Health Care Assistance

December 31, 2009 and still in effect | HC-01 | Health Care Services

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 2 of 4: Roles and Responsibilities

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-2 | Return to Work

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 4 of 4: Penalities for Non Co-Operation

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-4 | Return to Work

Mitigation of Loss

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-03 | Return to Work