Find out about Team Yukon

Image of Team Yukon contingent at 2017 Canada Summer Games. About 100 participants sit on a sunny hill.

What is Team Yukon?

Team Yukon represents the Yukon at all major games in Canada. A new Team Yukon comes together for each games event. The team is made up of athletes, coaches and support staff.

What is the Government of Yukon’s role?

We're a major funder of Team Yukon at all major games. We also help organize and administer these games. Partner organizations often support us with the administration of the games. Which organizations we work with depends on which games Team Yukon attends.

Major games

Major games are large, multi-sport events for amateur athletes held on a regular basis. Team Yukon participates in 5 major games.

Canada Games

Team Yukon 2022 Canada Summer Games

The next Canada Summer Games take place August 6 to August 21, 2022, in Niagara, Ontario.

The next Canada Winter Games will take place February 18 to March 5, 2023, in Prince Edward Island.

  • The Government of Yukon is the main funder and organizer of Team Yukon at the Canada Games.
  • Sport governing bodies and Sport Yukon provide support with organizing and administration.
  • These games run on a 4-year cycle.
  • Every 2 years, there's either a summer or a winter games.
  • Participants come from every province and territory.
  • You can visit the Canada Games website for general information about these games.

Arctic Winter Games

Apply for Team Yukon mission staff at the 2023 AWG. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2022.

Find out who is eligible to represent Team Yukon at the 2023 AWG.

The next Arctic Winter Games take place in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, from January 29 to February 4, 2023.

  • The Government of Yukon is the main funder and organizer of Team Yukon at the Arctic Winter Games.
  • Sport governing bodies and Sport Yukon provide support with organization and administration.
  • The Arctic Winter Games are held every 2 years.
  • Participants come from Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alaska, Northern Alberta, Russia, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Yukon.
  • Visit the Arctic Winter Games website for general information about these games.

Canada 55+ Games

Canada 55+ Games

The next games take place in Kamloops, British Columbia, August 22 to August 26, 2022.

  • The ElderActive Recreation Association leads the organization of Team Yukon at the Canada 55+ Games.
  • The Government of Yukon provides funding and offers some additional support.
  • These games are held every 2 years.
  • Participants must be 55 years of age and older.
  • All provinces and territories are eligible to compete.
  • Visit the Canada 55+ Games website for general information about these games.

North American Indigenous Games

The next North American Indigenous Games take place July 15 to July 23, 2023, in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia.

  • The Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle leads the organization of Team Yukon at the North American Indigenous Games.
  • The Government of Yukon provides funding and offers some support.
  • Sport governing bodies also provide some support.
  • These games are held every 4 years.
  • Participants must be of Indigenous ancestry.
  • Participants from Canada and the United States are eligible to compete.
  • Visit the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and North American Indigenous Games websites for more information.

Special Olympics

  • Special Olympics Yukon leads the organization of Team Yukon at the Special Olympics.
  • The Government of Yukon provides funding and offers some administrative support.
  • The games are held every 2 years, alternating between summer and winter sports.
  • Visit Special Olympics website for more information.
Contact: 

If you have questions about Team Yukon or major games, email trevor.twardochleb@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-5606, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5606.