Government of Yukon offering support to families impacted by COVID-19

Families with children in Kindergarten to Grade 12 who have been impacted by COVID-19 are eligible for $250 per student from the Government of Yukon.

Face-to-face classes are suspended for the remainder of the 2019–20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are learning from home with support and guidance from teachers and school staff. This funding will help to offset costs for Yukon families with children learning from home during this time.

The primary caregiver for a family should apply for the funding through Sport Yukon, who will issue the funding on behalf of the Department of Education. To apply, please visit: sportyukon.com/events-page/news. You can also contact Sport Yukon at 867-668-4236 or info@sportyukon.com for support.

We recognize that many students and families have been impacted by COVID-19 and are facing different challenges as they learn and work from home during this pandemic. We are offering this funding directly to families, who are in the best position to determine their needs and supports as students continue learning and developing skills from home during this unprecedented time.

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee

Quick facts 
  • On April 7, 2020, the Government of Yukon announced the suspension of face-to face classes in all Yukon schools for the remainder of the school year.

  • The primary caregiver is eligible for this one-time payment if:
     

    • the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their family;
    • they have children or youth enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 at a Yukon public school; and
    • they are not already receiving funding support for home education or BC distance learning.
  • Primary caregivers are encouraged to apply before the end of the 2019-20 school year.

  • As of March 31, 2020 there were 5,610 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 enrolled in 30 Yukon schools.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Kyle Nightingale
Communications, Education
867-336-0653
kyle.nightingale@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-143