Funded Projects

Bringing Youth Towards Equality 

Whitehorse

 

​MOVE! Youth Ending Violence is BYTE’s intensive anti-violence workshop. Each session involves youth in talking about topics like gender stereotyping, safe partying, anti-bullying, and equality. 

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.

HELP Program - Canadian Red Cross
Medical Equipment Purchase for Yukon Office of the Canadian Red Cross

Purchase of wheeled walkers, adult two-wheeled walkers, junior two-wheeled walkers and wheelchairs will elevating leg rests, all of which are available for use in all Yukon communities where required.

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. 

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.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon
Inclusive Community Lunch Program & Out and About Program

Whitehorse

Inclusive Community Lunch Program provides for hot lunches for up to ten people daily.  The Out and About Program provides support to attend activities and if needed, programming for evenings and weekends. Our goal is to improve quality of life and promote mental wellness through inclusion, engagement and education.

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.

Learning Disabilities Association Yukon 
Camp Raven

Whitehorse and Dawson City

Funding assists in the provision of camps for children with learning difficulties. Literacy tutoring is included with wilderness activities.

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.

Yukon Association of Community Living
Summer Rec Program
 

Funding supports a summer recreation program that aims to provide opportunities for people with disabilities

to participate in one or more recreational activities throughout the summer.    
 

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FEATURED PROJECT

United Way Yukon provided funding to support First Nations Yukon youth working to end Lateral Violence

 

In 2015-2016, United Way Yukon helped fun a project involving several youth from the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.

 

The group of youth worked with project staff to develop a Lateral Violence Workshop which they delivered in their community and other communities in Yukon. Some of the youth have continued delivering a version of the workshop on their own.

The videos below were made by videographer Gyde Shepherd in collaboration with the youth participating in the project. Each of the youth received an iPad and learned how to use it to do interviews and edit short videos. 

The first video features some of the youth, along with project staff and Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill. The youth used the second and third videos when they delivered the workshops to educate and engage participants. These videos are good resources for anyone wishing to learn about lateral violence and/or develop a lateral violence workshop in their community.

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