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Elizabeth Frye Society of Yukon

The society works with women involved in the justice system. They assist women with issues that arise while they are in prison or transitioning back into the community.

Location: 23-1114 First Avenue in Horwood's Mall, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-334-2419 or 867-335-4593
Email: efsyukon@gmail.com
Facebook: Elizabeth Fry Society of Yukon

Les EssentiElles

Les EssentiElles aims to improve the quality of life of Francophone Yukon women while meeting their needs and representing their interests at the territorial and national levels. They also:

  • help create solidarity between French, English and First Nations women in Yukon;
  • work with Yukon and national organizations to improve women's conditions; and
  • provide resources to French women living in a minority setting.

Location: 302 Strickland Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-668-2636
Email: elles@lesessentielles.ca
Website: http://lesessentielles.ca/

Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society

The Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society (LAWS) is a non-profit, charitable, community-based, aboriginal organization providing social development services to the Kaska Nation in the Yukon and northern British Columbia. Members of the society:

  • work to heal the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools;
  • serve the 5 Kaska communities of Good Hope Lake, Fort Ware, Lower Post, Watson Lake and Ross River;
  • offer counselling and training and traditional healing programs; and
  • host a camp at Frances Lake where cultural activities take place.

Phone: 867-536-2097
Email: lawsadmin@northwestel.net
Website: http://www.liardaboriginalwomen.ca/

Public Service Alliance of Canada's (PSAC) Whitehorse and Dawson City Regional Women’s Committees (RWC)

These committees provide advice and advocacy on regional concerns of women represented by the union.

Location: 100-2285 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-667-2331 or 867-669-0991
Website: http://psacnorth.com/areas/yukon

Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre

A local non-government, non-profit organization that offers programming, advocacy and support to women throughout the Yukon. The Centre is directed by a coordinating collective and is staffed by a program coordinator, a women's advocate, an administration assistant and occasional project staff.

Drop-in hours: 11 am to 3 pm weekdays | 5 pm to 8 pm on weekends, and Fridays.

Location: 503 Hanson Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-667-2693
Email: Women's advocate | Program coordinator
Website: http://www.vfwomenscentre.com/

Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle

This non-profit, community-based society provides a platform for all Aboriginal women to voice their concerns and to seek support and guidance from each another. The board participates in community events that promote wellness and healing. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month.

Location: Suite 202-307 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-668-7532
Email: wawc@northwestel.net
Website: http://www.wawc.ca/

Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council’s work:

  • advances the interests of women of Indigenous or Inuit ancestry in the Yukon including Status, Non-Status, Indigenous peoples and Metis;
  • supports and enforces the civil and human rights of all Indigenous women in Yukon and Northern B.C.;
  • helps Indigenous women increase their feeling of adequacy and their sense of self through planning, developing and managing self-help projects;
  • encourages Indigenous women to assume a more positive and active part in developing skills to support their people;
  • promotes and aids in the development and preservation of Indigenous culture, arts and handicrafts; and
  • remains non-partisan in its activities and dealings with governments and political parties of Canada.

Location: Suite 202-307 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-667-6162
Email: yawc@northwestel.net

Yukon Status of Women Council

An advocacy and awareness group for local and national women's issues. The council has been operating for over 30 years and is a strong lobbyist for feminist political change through political activism, public awareness and education.

Location: 503 Hanson Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-667-4637
Email: yswc@klondiker.com
Website: http://yukonstatusofwomencouncil.blogspot.ca/

Yukon Women in Trades and Technology (YWITT)

YWITT believes that gender shouldn't be a barrier to pursuing career opportunities, and works to increase the number of women in Yukon trades and technology jobs.

Location: 137B Industrial Road, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-667-4441
Email: brenda@yukonwitt.org
Website: http://www.yukonwitt.org/