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
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.
|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|