Federal Government

Within the federal government, there are several departments with responsibilities for Yukon waters.

Environment Canada

Focuses on hydrometric monitoring, environmental contaminants, environmental emergency response, wildlife monitoring, as well as participates in environmental assessments.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)

Provides safe water and effective wastewater systems for First Nations. This includes supporting and training First Nation water operators.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Reviews projects and proposals with the goal of protecting fish and fish habitat.

Transport Canada

Responsible for navigable waters, as well as waters in contact with transportation corridors. It is also active in northern Yukon coastal waters through its Coast Guard operations.