Pauline Frost, a Vuntut Gwitchin citizen, has tirelessly represented the Vuntut Gwitchin Government and the people of Old Crow in numerous professional capacities and at various levels of government.
Since December 2016, Pauline has served as the Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister of Environment, and Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation. Under these roles, she has led Yukon’s COVID-19 response and was instrumental in bringing about many trailblazing changes, including:
- Advocating to safeguard the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- Spearheading Yukon’s plan to respond to the climate crisis through targeted goals in the strategy titled Our Clean Future
- Charting the course for person-centred health care reform
- Investing heavily in rural mental health and wellness supports, including building four rural mental health and substance abuse hubs to support mental health in Yukon communities
- Creating family care agreements to support children to stay in their home communities
- Adding hundreds of units in multiple projects across the housing continuum
Pauline worked for Vuntut Gwitchin Government as their negotiator, Intergovernmental Coordinator and senior official for six years. She was the President of the Vuntut Gwitchin Limited Partnership, Chair of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, and sat on the Air North Board. She also participated as an active board member on the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association.
Pauline previously worked as the Director of the Council of Yukon First Nations’ self-government secretariat, which was mandated to provide leadership and direction in the design of effective governance, communication, human resources and financial support for the 11 self-governing Yukon First Nations. Pauline served as the spokesperson for “Mapping the Way,” a public advisory forum with the intention of promoting public awareness on the Yukon Self Government Agreements, its history, its purpose, and its current state of implementation.
Pauline was born and raised in Old Crow. She left the community to attend high school and further her education. She spends her time between Old Crow and Whitehorse, with her two children and husband, Roger.
Still deeply connected to her Gwitchin culture, Pauline continues to practice many traditional activities. Furthermore, she deeply cares about the social wellbeing of her community and is often volunteering to give back to those in need and the youth of the community.
Pauline understands the realities of living in a small, isolated community and her breadth of experience have made a strong impact within the Yukon Legislative Assembly, as the representative for the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin.
Pauline would like to be once again entrusted with your votes and voices in order to bring significant progress for all Yukoners.
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