Apply for event funding to support new Canadians

The New Canadians Event Fund supports public festivals or events that celebrate the communities and cultures of new Canadians.


Only registered non-profit societies based in Yukon can apply. A society must:

  • have a primarily cultural or multicultural mandate, or be significantly involved in a cultural activity; and
  • have an interest in helping new Canadians with their transition to living in Yukon.

Your event must be open to the public.

Apply for funding

Contact an arts advisor to discuss your project or application well ahead of applying. Email [email protected] or phone: 867-667-8789 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8789.

  1. Download the application form and guidelines
  2. Submit you completed application.
    In person: 100 Hanson Street, Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: [email protected]
    Government of Yukon
    Arts Fund (L-3)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Funding availability

You may apply for multiple projects per fiscal year. You may receive up to a yearly total of $10,000. 

Funds can be used for:

  • venue and event coordination fees;
  • staging;
  • lighting and technical costs;
  • talent fees;
  • transportation;
  • promotion;
  • equipment rental;
  • decorations; and
  • catering.

Application deadline

You can apply at any time. We recommend that you apply at least 6 weeks before your event.