Find support for residential school Survivors and their families and communities

We're working with Yukon First Nations to take action to support residential school Survivors and their families and communities as they continue their healing journeys.

Support for Survivors and families

We recognize the lasting impact of the trauma caused by the residential school system on Survivors and their families and communities. Many different types of support are available within the territory.

Resources and supports handout

Download a handout listing resources and supports. The handout lists contact information for:

  • Government of Yukon programs and services;
  • Yukon First Nations governments; and
  • other agencies.

Rapid Access Counselling

Rapid Access Counselling provides short-term, solution-focused, 1-on-1 counselling sessions. This can lead to longer-term counselling if you need it.

Available to: anyone of any age

Location: 609 Steele Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-456-3838

Community Outreach Services

Community Outreach Services offers support assistance with:

  • case management and outreach;
  • finding and maintaining housing; and
  • developing independent living skills.

They also provide referrals to other services and supports.

Available to: vulnerable people over 19 years of age with histories of experiencing homelessness and housing instability

Location: 3168 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-5674

Child, Youth and Family Treatment Team

The Child, Youth and Family Treatment Team provides counselling services.

Available to: school-aged children and youth and their families

Location: 609 Steele Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-456-3838

Family Resource Unit

The Family Resource Unit:

  • promotes, strengthens and sustains effective parenting and positive family functioning;
  • provides fun activity ideas for children;
  • provides referrals to other community resources; and
  • offers parenting and support groups.

Available to: adults 19 years of age or older

Location: 4110 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-3745

Adult Protection Unit

The Adult Protection Unit provides support and case management services for people who are being abused or neglected.

Available to: families from pre-natal care to 19 years of age

Location: 3168 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-456-3946

Withdrawal Management Services

Withdrawal Management Services provides:

  • medically assisted substance withdrawal support;
  • transition support; and
  • counselling services.

Available to: anyone aged 14 years and older

Location: 609 Steele Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-456-3838

Sexualized Assault Response Team

The Sexualized Assault Response Team provides:

  • a 24/7 toll free, Yukon-wide support line;
  • access to specially-trained medical professionals; and
  • access to weekend support workers.

Available to: people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations who have experienced sexualized assault or are supporting someone who has, regardless of when the assault occurred

Location: 301 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 1-844-967-7275

Website: sartyukon.ca

Support for site investigations

At the Yukon Forum on June 4, 2021, we announced our commitment to provide funding and other supports for the investigation of former residential school sites in the Yukon. We recognize and respect the solemn nature of these discussions and this work. We'll take our lead from First Nations as their leaders and communities identify how they would like to move forward with these investigations.

Find out about the Yukon Forum.

Contact: 

If you have questions about support for residential school Survivors and for site investigations, email aboriginal.relations@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-5035.