Sixteen groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

Please note the table in the Backgrounder has been corrected.   

Yukon youth will benefit from more than $68,000 awarded to 16 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horse-back riding, cycling and a teen mentoring program.

The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at youth under 19 years old with fewer opportunities.

The Youth Investment Fund continues to support important opportunities for marginalized youth throughout the territory. I want to thank the community groups for their initiative in offering programs that will create positive social and recreational opportunities for Yukon’s youth, our leaders of tomorrow.

Premier and Minister of the Executive Council Office 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, 2021.

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

Backgrounder 

Recipients - Spring 2021

Project

Association Franco-Yukonnaise

Wilderness Leadership Camp

BYTE  Empowering Youth

2021 Annual Skate Comp & Workshops

Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Assoc.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Industrial Arts & Technology Society of Yukon

Dawson City Youth Welding Club

Klondyke Highway Music Society

Dawson City Summer Music Camp

Music Yukon

Arts in the Park 2021

Nakai Theatre Ensemble

Tomorrow Today After School Creative Drop-In

Northern Steel Fighting Society

Northern Knights Youth Training Class

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

Keish Camp

Town of Faro

Faro’s Kids Club and Youth Group

Village of Carmacks

Carmacks Youth Supporting Youth BYTE Experience

Village of Teslin

Teslin Bike Camp

Youth of Today Society

Youth DJ Workshop

Yukon First Nations Cultural and Tourism Association

Youth Drum Making Workshop and Drum Circle

Yukonstruct

Boatbuilding Youth Camp

U Kon Echelon Bike Club

U Kon Cycle Youth Engagement

Contact 

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

Alexis Miller
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-456-6507
alexis.miller@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-138