Funded Projects

2016

Autism Yukon

Complex Behaviours Training 

Whitehorse

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United Way Yukon is funding Autism Yukon to develop a three-day training workshop on complex negative behaviours of individuals on the autism spectrum. Autism Yukon will provide 25 participants from 4 local service organizations an opportunity to participate in the workshop. Autism Yukon is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Community Mentoring Program
Whitehorse, Watson Lake and Dawson City

The funding supports a volunteer recruitment and the mentorship program which provides mentors that teach by example the benefits of giving back and of respect.

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre

Capacity Building and Therapeutic Supports 

Whitehorse

​Funds from United Way Yukon are supporting weekly group counselling, anger management, communication and stress management for approximately 50 regular clients. Blood Ties Four Directions Centre is Yukon’s information and support centre for people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. United Way funding supports naturopathic care to clients of the organization who may not have access to regular health care. 

Challenge Disability Resource Group
Summer Job Coach, Waterfront Crew
Whitehorse

Funding assists people with disabilities to become active in the community, learn real job skills and enter the job market. Coach assists approximately nine adults cleaning the Millennium Trail.

Child Development Centre
Training for Parents
Whitehorse

Funding provides for a minimum of 4 training sessions for 32-48 parent and caregivers of children with special needs using the Handle with Care program focusing on speech and mental health. 

Learning Disabilities Association Yukon 
Camp Raven

Whitehorse and Dawson City

United Way Yukon funding is helping to support camps for children with learning difficulties which combines literacy tutoring is included with wilderness activities. The Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of learning differences, and supporting children, youth and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities. LDAY provides leadership through advocacy, education, programs and services. Funding provided is used to host day camps for children with learning difficulties (academic, social or emotional) during summer vacation and March Break.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon
Community Lunch Program

Whitehorse

Funding provides for hot lunches for up to ten people daily.

Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association

Whitehorse

Funding supports the provision of horseback riding programming for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Also traditional dancing lessons from Dakwakada Dancers.

Nakai Theatre

My Brain is Plastic (Presentation)

Whitehorse

Theatre Funding from United Way Yukon is supporting the theatre's community engagement activities. This includes the presentation of a play about trauma, addictions and self harming by youth at risk to audiences made up of youth at risk and the public at large. The Nakai Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to the development of live theatre that is relevant to northern audiences.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation

Lateral Violence Workshop

Whitehorse​

 

Lateral Violence is a pattern of behaviour that has its roots in a minority group's experience of racism and oppression. Lateral violence is directed other members of the group, and includes many things: gossip, put downs, backstabbing, bullying, undermining, blaming, shaming. This project will see 6-8 Yukon youth hired and mentored to develop a workshop with the goal of exposing and reducing lateral violence. These youth will then deliver the workshop to other youth in the community.

Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre

Community Kitchen and Support for New Moms

Whitehorse

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United Way Yukon funding is supporting the community kitchen, a low barrier weekend evening drop in program for women to eat and support one another. Funds from United Way Yukon are also supporting the Centre's Parent Child Mother Goose and Mothering your Baby 1st Year programs for new moms.

 

The Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre is a safe and respectful space where women connect with each other, access support and services and work together to create positive change for women and the community. The Women's Centre is committed to promoting women's equality and well-being by raising awareness, educating, networking and collaborating with Government and Non-Government Organizations.

Watson Lake Food Bank and Soup Kitchen Society

Improved Nutrition Program

Watson Lake

 

Funding supports a weekly soup kitchen that provides soup sandwiches, fruits vegetables and food baskets to between 20 to 30 families in need. The Watson Lake Food Bank and Soup Kitchen Society serve those in need in the Watson Lake area.

Youth of Today Society

Youth Centre Dinner Program

Whitehorse

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United Way Yukon funds provides youth attending the Centre with one hot lunch daily from Monday to Friday. Youth are also able to use the kitchen and learn cooking skills. The Youth Of Today Society works with high risk youth developing youth programs that have a positive impact on their lives.

Yukon Learn

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, Whitehorse Connects and the Outreach Computer Program

Whitehorse

 

​United Way Yukon funding is supporting Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, Whitehorse Connects, and a computer outreach program that teaches basic computer literacy skills to marginalized people in Dawson and Whitehorse. It runs for 16 weeks and is expected to support 20 to 30 people a week. The Yukon Learn Society is a not-for-profit agency whose mandate is to help Yukon adults improve their literacy, numeracy and computer skills. 

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