Ready-to-Learn Schools

Ready-to-Learn Schools is a universal support program for all Yukon students.

The Ready to Learn program is based on the understanding that children can only be ready to learn when they feel calm and safe. Before children can learn, we need to support their basic needs.


Ready-to-Learn Schools launched as a pilot project at Takhini Elementary School in Whitehorse in 2019. It's had a great impact on both students and staff. Selkirk Elementary School in Whitehorse started working with the model in 2021.

Schools joining the program

In the 2022–23 school year, the Ready-to-Learn program is launching at:

  • St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction;
  • Nelnah Bessie John School in Beaver Creek;
  • Grey Mountain Primary School in Whitehorse; and
  • Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse.

The program will continue at:

  • Takhini Elementary School in Whitehorse; and
  • Selkirk Elementary School in Whitehorse.

Other schools may introduce the program during the 2022–23 school year if they're ready. We'll provide more information as the overall project progresses.



If you have any questions or want to find out more information, email or phone 867-334-6843.