What's new in the style guide

Date adopted: 
April 25, 2023
Last update: 
May 15, 2024

Latest updates


On the Spelling page we've added:

  • Pride at Work Canada to the list of resources in the Sexual identity guidance;
  • Shäw Kwä’ą/Health and Wellness Yukon/Santé et mieux-être Yukon;
  • Yukon Education school authority;
  • Yukon First Nation Education Directorate; and
  • period products.

Departments and corporations

We've moved the guidance on department names from the Spelling page to the Departments and corporations page so it's easier to find.

We've updated the name of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board to Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board.

Indigenous Peoples

We've made updates throughout the Indigenous Peoples page.

Referring to a bill in a news release

We've added guidance on how to refer to bill numbers.

Public engagement and consultation

We've clarified the guidance on the differences between public engagement and consultation.


We've added guidance on how to refer to the Premier and Ministers and their portfolios in news release and statement headings.

Types of changes we make to the style guide

  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Culturally appropriate language
  • Indigenous Peoples references 
  • Yukon-specific language
  • Stylistic flexibility
  • Government organization language
  • Political preferences

We make changes when:

  • existing sources do not meet our needs;
  • the style guide needs updating; or
  • the style guide needs expanding.