Hon. Mike Nixon
MLA - Porter Creek South
The Honourable Mike Nixon was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 11, 2011. He was sworn into Cabinet on November 5, 2011 and currently serves as Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board.
Born into a farming family in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Minister Nixon has extensive experience working in the social sector. When he arrived in Yukon in 1998, he brought these skills to our community, working with at-risk youth in the Whitehorse area and serving on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit, Minister Nixon has owned and operated a number of businesses including Frazer’s Family Fun Centre, Lanix Property Management and Eyewerx Graphic Design.
Minister Nixon is a long-standing member of the Yukon Party and is pleased to have served on the executive in various capacities including Party President and Treasurer.
As the proud father of three boys, one with autism, Minister Nixon is particularly aware of the challenges facing parents of children with special needs. Inspired by his son, Jack, he co-founded Autism Yukon and partnered with the government to implement a system offering specialized services for children and adults with autism.
A motorcycle enthusiast with a love of travel and the open road, especially around Yukon, Minister Nixon also enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing and practicing guitar.