19 groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

Yukon youth will benefit from more than $54,000 awarded to 19 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horse-back riding, cycling, and a teen mentoring program.

The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at marginalized youth under 19 years old with fewer opportunities, and those who may experience discrimination.

These projects will help young Yukoners learn new skills and build confidence through life-changing experiences and activities. By removing barriers and providing healthy, engaging opportunities we can support our youth to make positive choices and become responsible adults.

Premier and Minister of the Executive Council Office Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • The Youth Investment Fund provides funding twice a year to qualifying community groups. Eligible groups can apply for funding between $501 and $5,000. The application deadline for the next round of funding is October 1, 2019.

  • The Youth Investment Fund is administered by the Youth Directorate, a branch of the Executive Council Office.

Backgrounder 

Youth Investment Fund – Recipients - Spring 2019

Project

Augusto! Children’s Festival Society

Augusto! Children’s Festival

Flatwater North

Canoe Kids Watson Lake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon

Jr. Teen Mentoring Program

Whitehorse Huskies Spring Hockey Club

Whitehorse Huskies Spring Hockey 2019

Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm

Yukon Circle of Social Change Society

Bridging Gender Divides Workshop

Carcross Tagish First Nation

Sewing Together

Music Yukon

Arts in the Park 2019

Village of Teslin

Youth Programming

Town of Faro

Faro’s Summer and Fall Youth Programming

Youth of Today Society

Cooking Workshops

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun

Summer Culture Camp 2019

Yukon Roller Girls

Junior Roller Derby

BYTE

Canada Day Skate Competition

Yukon Comic Culture Society

YukomiKids Zone @ Yukomicon

Kluane First Nation

KFN “Youth on the Land” Summer Camp

U Kon Echelon Bike Club

U Kon Youth Cycling Project

Dawson City Arts Society

Summer Youth Art Series

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0615
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Carlee Kerr
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-332-2624
Carleen.Kerr@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
19-135