23 community groups supporting Yukon youth receive funding

Young Yukon hockey players, equestrians and artists are among those to benefit from nearly $61,000 awarded to 23 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund.

The Youth Investment Fund provides short-term funding for community-driven initiatives. These projects support positive lifestyle choices by creating social or recreational activities for Yukoners under 19 years old. Eligible organizations can apply for funding between $501 and $5000.

The Youth Investment Fund provides funding twice a year to qualifying community groups. The application deadline for the next round of funding is October 1, 2018.

Every child and teen deserves to experience and benefit from social or recreational activities, and I thank all of the organizations that spend countless hours keeping our youth engaged with their communities. These diverse programs allow youth to explore new interests and help to keep their minds active while building confidence and positive attitudes.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • The Youth Investment Fund provides support to projects designed for youth under 19 with fewer opportunities or who experience a form of discrimination.

  • The Youth Investment Fund was established in 1995 out of a need to recognize the value of community-driven initiatives aimed at addressing the needs of Yukon youth.

  • Applications to the fund for amounts up to $500 can be submitted at any time.

Media contact 

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications

Gord Kurzynski
Youth Directorate

Chris Nash
Youth Directorate

  Group/Association Project Awarded
1 Village of Teslin Summer Activities for Youth 3,000
2 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Trapper Education Program 2,240
3 Whitehorse Huskies Spring Hockey Club Whitehorse Huskies Spring Hockey Club Program 2,900
4 Augusto! Children’s Festival Society Augusto! Children’s Festival 3,300
5 Yukon Fish and Game Association Fish and Wildlife Ambassador 3,920
6 Youth of Today Society Summer Mural Project 2018 3,300
7 Town of Faro Faro's youth summer programming 3,000
8 First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun FN NND Youth SUmmer Camp 2018 2,500
9 Yukon Circle of Social Change Society Bridging Gender Divides Workshop 3,000
10 U Kon Echelon Bike Club U Kon Youth Engagement Project 2,500
11 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in teaching and working farm 2,700
12 Skate for Life Alliance Canada Day Skate Competition 2,150
13 Yukon First Nation Culture & Tourism Association Youth Empowerment –Adäka Cultural Festival 2018 3,500
14 Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association Therapeutic Horseback Riding 3,500
15 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Skookum Jim Keish Camps 3,500
16 Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition Housing Action for Yukon Youth - Youth Advisory Team 2,140
17 Boys and Girls Club of Yukon Youth Transportation Enhancement Project 975
18 Breakdancing Yukon Society Dance of my Heart 2,200
19 Yukon Association for Community Living Summer Recreation 2,000
20 KIAC/Dawson City Arts Society Youth Art Series 3,180
21 Yukon Association for Community Living School 2 Work Transition Program 2,000
22 Yukon Amateur Hockey Association Hockey Yukon Spring SKills Camps 2,680
23 Dawson City Music Festival Association Yukon Girls Rock Camp 750
    Total $60,935







































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