Eighteen community groups receive funding to support Yukon youth

Over $77,000 has been awarded to 18 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts and recreation programming aimed to provide youth with valuable experiences and learning opportunities. Programming includes a girls running club, a recreation employment program, a theatre program, music programs and a biking club.

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

The Youth Investment Fund is helping provide Yukon youth with experiences and opportunities that will help them build lifelong skills and lasting friendships in a healthy environment. It is important that we continue to provide all youth in our territory with avenues to grow and learn, and I thank these dedicated organizations for their work to support Yukon youth.

Premier 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, 2022. Groups seeking funding for $500 or less, may apply at any time.

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

Backgrounder 
Recipients – Spring 2022 Project
Town of Faro Faro Kids Club and Youth Group
Freedom Trails Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
All-City Band Society Gucho Hin Project
Kwanlin Dun First Nation BYTE- Empowering Youth Workshops
U Kon Echelon Bike Club U Kon Biking Youth Engagement
Village of Teslin Recreation Summer Students
Youth of Today Society Strength in Numbers
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Keish Camp
L’Association Franco-Yukonnaise Forum étudiant francophone
BYTE 2022 BYTE Skate Comp
Athletics Yukon Ironwomen Run Club
JV Clark School Council JV Clark School Pottery Club
Gwaandak Theatre Gwaandak Theatre – Youth Advisory Council
Yukon Theatre for Young People Concord Floral
The Society of Something Shows Making Something Young Artist Residency Program
Boys and Girls Club of Yukon Kluane Club Summer Program
Champagne Aishihik First Nations Youth Recreational/Cultural Project
Music Yukon Arts in the Park 2022- Wednesday Evening Youth Programming

 

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

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

News release #: 
22-183