Apply to the Yukon Emergency Relief Program

  • About the Yukon Emergency Relief Program
  • Funding for businesses
  • Funding for non-governmental organizations
  • How to apply

  1. About the Yukon Emergency Relief Program

    On November 8, 2021, the Government of Yukon declared a state of emergency to allow for new, temporary measures to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in the Yukon.

    The Yukon Emergency Relief Program supports Yukon businesses and non-governmental organizations affected by the orders under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

    Who can apply?

    This program provides funding to:

    • businesses for eligible fixed costs; and
    • non-governmental organizations for the non-recoverable costs of an event they cancelled or significantly changed to comply with health and safety measures.

    How long does the program run?

    Businesses can receive funding through the Yukon Emergency Relief Program until 2 weeks after the state of emergency ends in the Yukon. You must submit your application within 2 weeks of the program ending.

    Non-governmental organizations can receive funding for events scheduled to occur between November 13, 2021, and January 1, 2022. You must submit your application by February 1, 2022.


  2. Funding for businesses

    The Yukon Emergency Relief Program provides funding to help businesses with their fixed costs.

    How much funding is available?

    You can receive up to $10,000 per month up to a maximum total of $30,000.

    What businesses can apply?

    The program is open to Yukon businesses that:

    • are operating at a loss as a direct result of the state of emergency declared on November 8, 2021, and orders under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA); and
    • meet at least 3 of the following criteria. Your business:
      • has an office with a physical address in the Yukon;
      • is subject to the Yukon Income Tax Act;
      • is registered and in compliance with the Business Corporations Act or the Partnership and Business Name Act; or
      • has a valid municipal business licence.

    Who cannot apply?

    This program is not available to:

    • governments at all levels or their corporations;
    • municipalities;
    • religious organizations;
    • home-based businesses;
    • businesses eligible for funding through the Tourism Accommodation Sector Supplement or the Tourism Non-Accommodation Sector Supplement; or
    • businesses in any of the following industries as classified under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS):
      • finance and insurance;
      • lessors of real estate;
      • utilities;
      • telecommunications; and
      • mines.

    What costs are eligible?

    The fixed business costs eligible for support are:

    • accrued monthly property taxes;
    • business insurance;
    • commercial rent or lease;
    • electricity and heating fuel;
    • licences, including business licences;
    • mortgage interest on owned business premises;
    • pest control;
    • software, data services, and subscriptions, including financial or booking systems;
    • telephone, cable, internet and satellite;
    • vehicle leasing for vehicles used solely by the business; and
    • water, sewage and waste disposal.

    What costs are not eligible?

    The program does not cover:

    • mortgage principal payments;
    • any expense not listed under “eligible costs”; or
    • any costs covered by insurance or other government economic support programs.

    When you might have to repay funding

    You cannot generate a monthly profit by receiving funding from the Yukon Emergency Relief Program. Any amounts claimed that generate a monthly profit must be repaid.

    Other sources of funding

    We consider funding you receive from other municipal, territorial or federal government COVID-19 support programs to be revenue in the month that you receive it.


  3. Funding for non-governmental organizations

    The Yukon Emergency Relief Program provides funding to non-governmental organizations for the costs of an event impacted by the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

    You can receive funding for non-recoverable costs of an event that you:

    • cancelled; or
    • significantly altered to comply with safety measures.

    How much funding is available?

    You can receive up to $10,000 through this program.

    The amount of funding you can receive is based on:

    • the actual expenses you paid for a cancelled event; or
    • additional costs for significantly changing the event, such as needing a bigger venue to accommodate the same number of guests or having to hold the event over more dates.

    What organizations can apply?

    Eligible non-governmental organizations include:

    • registered non-profit societies and charitable organizations; and
    • not-for-profit corporations incorporated under the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act.

     

    The organization must be:

    • based in the Yukon; and
    • in compliance with requirements for registration under the Yukon Societies Act.

    Who cannot apply?

    This program is not available to:

    • businesses;
    • governments at all levels or their corporations;
    • municipalities; or
    • religious organizations.

    What events are eligible?

    Eligible events include:

    • conferences, trade and craft fairs;
    • seated, ticketed events, including arts and sporting events; and
    • workshops with more than 25 confirmed participants.

     

    The event must have been:

    • planned before November 8, 2021;
    • taking place in the Yukon; and
    • scheduled to occur between November 13, 2021, and January 1, 2022.

    What costs can I receive funding for?

    Eligible costs include:

    • perishable food and drinks that you ordered prior to the event cancellation, including any costs of disposing of these perishable goods;
    • printing and advertising services contracted for the cancelled events that were delivered ahead of the event;
    • service bookings and cancellation of contracts with vendors, for example:
      • ticket sales; and
      • technical services.
    • venue rental costs; and
    • other direct costs associated with the event determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Ineligible costs

    Costs not covered by the program include:

    • costs to do with events that are not eligible;
    • goods or services that could have been returned or cancelled after the state of emergency was declared on November 8, 2021;
    • goods or services that were purchased after November 8, 2021, for an event that has been cancelled;
    • any portion of goods or services costs that are recoverable, including a partial refund from a vendor; and
    • all costs not directly and solely related to your participation in the cancelled event.

  4. How to apply

    What you need to apply

    Businesses applying for funding to cover fixed costs must provide:

    • a completed online application form;
    • a general ledger for all income and expense accounts from November 8 to November 30, 2021;
    • monthly income statements for the months you are requesting funding for;
    • copies of invoices for all eligible expenses;
    • acceptable proof of payment for all eligible costs that you're requesting funding for; and
    • other information we may ask for to confirm the eligibility of recipients and costs.

     

    Non-governmental organizations applying for funding to cover eligible event costs must provide:

    • a completed online application form;
    • an original event budget;
    • a report detailing all revenues and expenses for cancelled or altered events;
    • acceptable proof of payment for all eligible costs that you're requesting funding for; and
    • other information we may ask for to confirm the eligibility of recipients and costs.

    How to apply

    You can only apply online. 

    Apply to the Yukon Emergency Relief Program


Contact 

For more information, email ecdev@yukon.ca or phone 867-456-3803 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408 and ask for the Yukon Emergency Response Program (extension 3803).