Karen Chan is a seasoned executive with experience in non-government organizations (NGO’s), municipal (local) government and provincial public service. The majority of her work experience has been in the human services areas- from children to adults.
Her past experience includes 6 years in the community, 20 years in the municipal government sector and17 years with provincial government. Karen has held a number of ADM positions over the last 10 years in Ontario.
Karen joined the Yukon Government the beginning of 2018 as the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Continuing Care Division, Health & Social Services, Yukon Government. In this role she is responsible for extended care and complex chronic care, special care, long term care, Yukon home care, palliative care and regional therapy programs and continuing care services for citizens of Yukon.
Karen has always had a passion for services and supports that impact people. She has perused an integrated and person/client centred value approach to services and supports in all of her work. Karen has been involved in transformational activities throughout her career.
Working with and engaging with; people, their families, communities, and across sectors, is key to her approach.