The Government of Yukon congratulates the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) on the site blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for the Family Preservation Wellness Centre.
The ceremony took place on May 17, 2023 at 10 Eldorado Drive in Whistle Bend. The future site of the Family Preservation Wellness Centre is close to playgrounds, walking trails and the new Whistle Bend School. The Centre will have 15 apartments (32 beds) divided by high and lower barrier areas to safely meet the needs of women with children and women who require more support.
The Family Preservation Wellness Centre will be the first Yukon First Nation-led Centre in the Yukon. It is designed to offer an environment that celebrates Indigenous culture and promotes women’s self-determination.
When completed, the Family Preservation Wellness Centre will be a safe place to call home for First Nations women and children who are survivors of violence and provide culturally appropriate supports and services.
Housing that meets the needs of vulnerable Yukoners is needed and important for the safety and health everyone in our community. It is exciting to see many years of work coming to fruition and I applaud the tenacity and dedication of CYFN to see this project realized.
Premier and Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Ranj Pillai
Congratulations to the Council of Yukon First Nations on bringing key partners together for this important project, which will provide safe housing and support for women and children in our community. The positive impacts of the Centre will extend far and wide, promoting stability, empowerment and improved well-being for those in need.
Minister of Justice and Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee
The Government of Yukon transferred the land for $1 to the Council of Yukon First Nations and completed the land transfer in August 2022.
Ketza Construction Corporation and Walker Home Construction have been awarded the construction contracts by the Council of Yukon First Nations.
The construction phase of the project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2024.
Communications, Yukon Housing Corporation