Eleven groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

Yukon youth will benefit from over $45,000 awarded to 11 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including an art camp, music camp, snowboard program and wall climbing.

The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at providing marginalized youth under 19, who may face discrimination, with opportunities to participate in activities in positive environments. 

The Youth Investment Fund continues to help marginalized Yukon youth gain new skills through valuable experiences and activities. The goal of the fund is to provide healthy opportunities for marginalized youth in the territory that improve self-esteem, encourage development of positive lifestyle choices and creates social or recreational opportunities. 

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 April 1, 2022.

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

Backgrounder 

Recipients - Fall 2021

Project

All-City Band Society

All-City Band Community Tour

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

Young Riders Ski/Snowboard program

Canadian Mental Health Association-Yukon Chapter

Youth Outdoor and Wellness Events

Carcross Recreation Board

Winter/Spring – Games & Rock Wall Climbing

Dawson City Art Society (Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC))

Youth Art Enrichment 2022 – multi-day intensive art camp

Holy Family School Council

2022 Holy Family Spelling Bee

Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon

2022 Japanese Kids Club

Marsh Lake Community Society

Music Camp for Youth

Riverdale Baptist Church

Riverdale Baptist Church Youth Group fun & recreational activities

Yukon Circle of Social Change Society

Restorative Circles Project Phase 2.0 – promotes social change and training in resiliency building and restorative practices

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

Kidsfest at the Yukon Rendezvous Festival

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 #: 
21-483