Dear RRDC Members,

During the COVID-19 situation Ross River Dena Council will continue to deliver a wide range of programs and services to members, however please be advised that all RRDC offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice due to the current public health emergency.

This means instead of having face-to-face meetings or dropping by to pick up documents, we are now introducing physical distancing solutions to help keep everyone as safe as possible. For example, here are some of the new process and procedures in place to help keep everyone safe:

  • Rather than stopping by our offices, we ask that you please call or email our staff to receive instructions about how best to access programs/services at this time;
  • Contact information is presented below, or you can visit our staff directory in the Contact Us section for additional contact information;
  • Visit this website regularly to see if there are any new programs and services, or to see if there are any changes to the existing programs and services;
  • You may see that essential RRDC staff is still working at our offices, however we ask that you please do not stop by for a visit unless you have been instructed to do so by a member of our team;
  • With our new website up and running, we will be adding downloadable forms that you can print, sign and return via email; and
  • We will be encouraging all members and staff to please follow the advice of public health officials and take precautions whenever possible. This includes practicing physical distancing, washing your hands frequently and working from home, if possible. To learn more about the current public health emergency in Yukon, please visit our COVID-19 page.

Thank you for your cooperation and support. Our team remains committed to delivering programs and services to the community and will do our best to accommodate all RRDC members during the COVID-19 emergency. Please review the information below and contact our team if you have any questions or would like more information.

Chief and Council

Our Departments:

Social Assistance

Social Assistance programming supports essential child and family services, income assistance, family violence prevention and assisted living for those with chronic illness or disability.

RRDC Contact:
Joy Ann Aklak or Clarissa Smith
867-969-2277 / 2278 ext. 207


Our Capital team delivers programs and services dedicated to sustainable housing, clean drinking water, emergency management as well as community infrastructure projects that contribute to a healthy, safe and prosperous community.

RRDC Contact:
Ted Charlie or Franklin Charlie
867-969-2277 / 2278 ext. 203


Our Education programming is dedicated to supporting First Nations elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Funding is available to assist students and educators, support partnerships, and foster important culture and language initiatives.

RRDC Contact:
Johnny Ladue
867-969-2277 / 2278 ext. 206


A suite of programs offering support for family health, mental health, health care services and non-insured benefits that are not covered through other social programs, private insurance plans or provincial or territorial health insurance coverage.

RRDC Contact:
Janie Lee Silas
867-334-2192 / 8713

Economic Development

Dena Nezziddi Development Corporation leads the development and implementation of a wide range of community economic development initiatives, and works to maximize local participation in resource development, tourism and other key sectors.

DNDC Contact:
Stanley Noel


Other Services

We are a small community, and we support one another. If you or someone you know is struggling or needs assistance, please contact our office to see if there may be a program or service that can help.

General Inquiries:
RRDC: 867-969-2277/2278 ext. 200

Emergency Services:

Health Centre : 867-969-4444
RCMP: 969-2613

Find us at:

Physical Address

Ross River Dena Council
General Delivery,
Ross River, YT Y0B 1S0

Telephone: (867) 969-2277/2278 ext. 200
Fax: (867) 969-2405

Office Hours

Administration Office / Margaret Thomson Centre
Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Restricted Access)
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Restricted Access)
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Restricted Access)
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Restricted Access)
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  (Restricted Access)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed