About Us

Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority (YHSSA) provides community-based health and social services programs to 20,000+ residents of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutsel K’e, NDilo and Yellowknife. 

The YHSSA Executive provides strategic direction to all health and social programs at the operational level.  The Executive includes the following members:

  • Les Harrison, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Sarah Cook, Medical Director Family Medicine
  • Eddie Vasblom, Director, Finance and Administration
  • Jo-Anne Hubert, Director, Primary Health Care
  • Nathalie Nadeau, Director Social Programs
  • Leanne Towgood, Director Community Health

The Executive Office including Senior Management, Clinic Services, and Finance and Administration including Computer services, are co-located on the second floor of the Goga Cho building.  The Executive Office contact phone number is 867-873-7224.

The Executive works under the direction of the YHSSA Board to establish and implement a strategic plan for the authority, and to monitor for results.

Core Values

The current YHSSA 5 year Strategic Plan (2011-16 )  guides the development of YHSSA programs and services offered.  Our Critical Success Factors are:

Critical Success Factors

The following is a list of facilities and programs operated by YHSSA in the region:



Fort Resolution Health Centre

Child and Family Services, (2nd floor, Jan Stirling Building)

Lutsel K’e Health Centre

Community Mental Health and Adult services (1st floor, Jan Stirling Building, )

Home and Community Care (1st floor, Jan Stirling Building)

Lutsel K’e Wellness Centre

Public Health (1st floor, Jan Stirling Building)


Fort Resolution “Our Great Elders” Facility-Social Programs

Healthy Family Program Centre (47th Street)


Integrated Services (2nd floor, Jan Stirling Building)


Yellowknife Primary Care Centre (YPCC)


Frame Lake Community Health Clinic (FLCHC)


Fort Resolution “Our Great Elders” Facility- Homecare and Administration


 Detailed information on our programs and services can be found under Health and Social Services.