Find support for residential school Survivors and their families and communities

We're working with Yukon First Nations to support residential school Survivors, their families and communities as they continue their healing journeys.

We recognize the lasting impact of the trauma caused by the residential school system on Survivors, their families and communities. Many different types of support are available within the territory.

Get support from other organizations

  • Call the 24-hour Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
  • Contact the Committee For Abuse in Residential Schools (CAIRS) outreach and counselling for residential school survivors at 867-667-2247.
  • Your First Nation government may offer supports and services as well.

Get support from the Government of Yukon 

Adult Protection Services

The Adult Protection Unit provides support and case management services for people who are experiencing abuse, neglect or self-neglect and who may be unable to seek help on their own.

Available to: adults 19 years and older

Location: 3168 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-456-3946

Child, Youth and Family Treatment Team

The Child, Youth and Family Treatment Team provides counselling services and Rapid Access Counselling (RAC).

Available to: anyone under the age of 18 or their guardians/caregivers

Location: 211 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-456-3838

Community Outreach Services

Community Outreach Services offers assistance with:

  • accessing basic needs;
  • finding and maintaining housing; 
  • increasing access to health services and other support systems; and
  • developing independent living skills.

They also provide referrals to other services and supports.

Available to: vulnerable people over 19 years of age experiencing or at high risk of homelessness, living with substance abuse or mental health disorders or who have histories of trauma or other complex care needs

Location: 3168 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-5674

Family Resource Unit

The Family Resource Unit:

  • promotes, strengthens and sustains effective parenting and positive family functioning;
  • provides fun activity ideas for children;
  • provides referrals to other community resources; and
  • offers parenting and support groups.

Available to: parents and caregivers of children prenatally to 19 years of age

Location: 4114 4th Avenue (Royal Bank Building 3rd floor), Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-3745

Rapid Access Counselling

Rapid Access Counselling (RAC) is available within 72 business hours of calling anywhere in the Yukon in person, virtually or by phone. RAC is short-term, solution-focused, 1-on-1 counselling sessions that could also include referral to other resources including treatment, group counselling, or longer-term individual counselling.

Available to: anyone anywhere within the Yukon looking for counselling or signposting to other resources.

Location: in Whitehorse or any Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services location throughout the Yukon, and also available virtually or by phone.

Phone: 867-456-3838

Sexualized Assault Response Team

The Sexualized Assault Response Team provides:

  • a 24/7 toll free, Yukon-wide support line;
  • access to specially-trained medical professionals; and
  • access to weekend support workers.

Available to: people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations who have experienced sexualized assault or are supporting someone who has, regardless of when the assault occurred

Location: 301 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 1-844-967-7275


Withdrawal Management Services

Withdrawal Management Services provides:

  • medically assisted substance withdrawal support;
  • transition support; and
  • counselling services.

Available to: anyone aged 14 years and older

Location: 609 Steele Street, Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-8473

Support for site investigations

The Yukon government continues to support the Yukon Residential School Missing Children Project in their efforts to bring to light and record the history and impacts of residential schools.

We're providing funding, alongside the Government of Canada, to the Project and we're available to the working group as they lead this important work. We'll assist, if requested, in ways that are respectful and support healing and reconciliation.

We recognize and respect the solemn nature of these discussions and this work. We'll take our lead from First Nations as their leaders and communities identify how they'd like to move forward with these investigations.