Twenty-three groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

The backgrounder section in this news release has been updated.

Yukon youth will benefit from nearly $89,000 awarded to 23 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. Groups receive funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horseback riding, cycling and a teen mentoring program.

The Youth Investment Fund provided $89,000 in 2020 for short-term projects allocated in two intakes. The funding is aimed at marginalized youth under 19 years of age who have fewer opportunities or who may experience discrimination.

Young Yukoners will be able to learn new skills and build their confidence by taking part in the experiences and activities offered by the community projects supported by the Youth Investment Fund. By removing barriers and providing healthy, engaging opportunities we can help our youth make positive choices and contribute to their communities.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • The Youth Investment Fund provides funding every spring and fall 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, 2021.

  • The Youth Investment Fund is administered by the Government of Yukon’s Youth Directorate.

Backgrounder 

Recipients – spring 2020

Project

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon

Youth Camping Trips

BYTE  Empowering Youth

Skatecomp Goes to the Communities

BYTE Empowering Youth

Gijiint'ai – A Northern Podcast

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Stewardship, Leadership and Junior Guide Training Program

Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Music Yukon

Arts in the Park 2020

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

Keish Day Camps

Tagish Community Association

Youth Group Summer Activities

Town of Faro

Faro’s Kids Club and Youth Group

U Kon Echelon Bike Club

U Kon Echelon Youth Cycling Engagement

Village of Teslin

Youth Camping Trips

Yukon T1D Support Network

Camp Becca

Yukon Circle of Social Change Society

Restorative Justice Circles

Yukon Theatre for Young People

Socially Distant Pop-up Performances

 

 

Recipients – fall 2020

Project

All-City Band Society

Interactive Online Jazz Band Concert and Soundscape Workshop

Carcross Rec Board

Rock On 2020

Dawson City Arts Society

20th Annual Youth Art Enrichment

Inclusion Yukon

Youth Peer Mentor Matching

MADD Yukon

2020–21 School Assembly Program:  The Wish

Riverdale Baptist Church

Riverdale Baptist Church Youth Group

Switch Kick Society

Project Switch Kick

Village of Carmacks

Whitehorse Adventure Trips

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

Kidsfest 2020–21

Contact 

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

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

News release #: 
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