The Daisy Mason Wellness Fund is open for applications

The deadline to submit an application to the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund is Friday, May 27, 2022. The Commissioner of Yukon, the Bishop of the Anglican Church and the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund Advisory Committee launched this Fund in 2020 to help provide financial assistance to First Nations Citizens or groups organizing initiatives that help people in their community through wellbeing, healing and personal development training and activities.

The Daisy Mason Wellness Fund will be awarded on June 21, 2022, on National Indigenous Peoples day.

It has been a great honour to fulfill Skookum Jim’s legacy with a fund honouring his daughter Daisy. We encourage First Nations groups and individuals to apply to this fund and help make their communities better.

Daisy Mason Wellness Fund Advisory Committee Members

Commissioner Bernard, Bishop Wheeler-Dame, Adeline Webber and Judy Gingell

As the recipient of the 2021 Daisy Mason Wellness Fund, I would like to state this has allowed me to pursue my lifelong dream of studying psychology at my post-secondary institution. I consider this a very blessed opportunity.

First Daisy Mason Wellness Fund’s recipient Edna Mitander

Quick facts 
  • The successful recipient will receive $750. 

  • In 1905, Skookum Jim put money into a trust to provide for his daughter Daisy and her future children. Daisy died in 1938 without children. In accordance with Skookum Jim’s will, the money then went back into trust to support Yukon First Nations.  

  • The fund is intended to promote wellness on an individual or group basis within the Yukon.

  • The Daisy Mason Wellness Fund is administered by Dianne Bruce at RBC Dominion Securities.

  • For an application form, visit the Commissioner of Yukon’s website, email the Commissioner’s office at nominations@yukon.ca or call 867-668-5121.

Contact 

Myra Nicks
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5339
myra.nicks@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-125