The Government of Yukon provides more than $1.6 million in funding to territorial sport and recreation

Today, the Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, announced $1,617,917 in funding to territorial sport organizations, special recreation groups, athletes and officials.

This funding will help Yukon sport organizations organize and run activities related to sport and leadership development and facility operations and maintenance. It also offers support to individual athletes and officials who have demonstrated a high or elite performance level.

The funding includes:

  • $825,317 to 27 Yukon sport organizations and $163,800 to five local  recreation organizations through the Foundations Grant program;
  • $464,300  to 25 territorial sport organizations through the Podium Pathway Grant program;
  • $104,500 to 39 Yukon athletes and two officials through the Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program; and
  • $60,000 to six athletes through the Elite Athlete Assistance program.

Staying healthy, active and connected at all ages is important. These Yukon sport and recreation organizations provide us with great opportunities to do that and are home to local teams and athletes. Yukon athletes are achieving success at the regional, national and international levels and we are pleased to provide this annual funding in support of recreation, sports, achievement and wellness.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • Foundations Grant funding helps Yukon sport governing bodies and special recreation groups develop and deliver sport and recreation development initiatives.

  • Podium Pathway Grant funding supports enhanced sport participation initiatives.

  • The Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program provides funding for athletes who have demonstrated performance that is beyond the territorial level, with the potential for improvement at the provincial, national or international levels.

  • The Elite Athlete Assistance program funds athletes who have been carded by Sport Canada and assists them to prepare and participate in international sport.

Backgrounder 

2022–2023 annual sport funding

Foundation Grants  

Sport groups

 

Total

Alpine Ski Association Yukon

$31,500

Arctic Edge Skating Club

$38,000

Athletics Yukon Association

$12,000

Basketball Yukon

$45,000

Biathlon Yukon

$29,000

Climb Yukon Association

$12,000

Cross Country Yukon

$106,000

Cycling Association of Yukon

$18,000

Equine Association of Yukon

$6,000

Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society

$23,000

Grapple Yukon

$2,880

Judo Yukon

$34,000

Snowboard Yukon Association

$30,500

Squash Yukon

$15,525

Swim Yukon

$50,500

Synchro Yukon

$4,900

Table Tennis Yukon

$6,000

Tennis Yukon Association

$7,050

Volleyball Yukon

$54,000

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association

$81,462

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association

$22,000

Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club

$11,500

Yukon Curling Association

$12,000

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$30,000

Yukon Golf Association

$10,500

Yukon Gymnastics Association

$38,500

Yukon Soccer Association

$43,000

 

Recreation Groups

 

 

ElderActive Recreation Association

$42,500

 

Friends of Mount Sima Society

$42,500

 

Girl Guides of Canada Yukon Council

$8,100

 

Yukon Scout Council

$7,700

 

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

$63,000

 

 

Podium Pathway grants

Sport groups

 

Alpine Ski Association Yukon

$16,000

Arctic Edge Skating Club

$26,000

Athletics Yukon Association

$5,000

Basketball Yukon

$22,000

Biathlon Yukon

$14,000

Climb Yukon Association

$7,000

Cross Country Yukon

$64,000

Cycling Association of Yukon

$10,000

Equine Association of Yukon

$2,000

Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society

$14,000

Grapple Yukon (Wrestling)

$5,000

Judo Yukon

$17,000

Snowboard Yukon Association

$17,500

Squash Yukon

$8,000

Swim Yukon

$37,000

Tennis Yukon Association

$800

Volleyball Yukon

$23,000

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association

$43,000

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association

$15,000

Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club

$2,500

Yukon Curling Association

$8,000

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$23,500

Yukon Golf Association

$2,500

Yukon Gymnastics Association

$38,500

Yukon Soccer Association

$43,000

 

Elite athlete grants

$60,000 to six athletes

 

 

High performance grants

$100,000 to 41 athletes

 

 

Money set aside for individuals attending World Championships

   $2,500

Officials

Sophia Marnik

Biathlon

$1,000

Doug Petriw

Swimming

$1,000

Contact 

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

Odile Nelson
Communications, Community Services
867-332-0886
odile.nelson@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-205