The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives. United Way Yukon is working with our community partners to respond to the ways that the pandemic is affecting us, especially those most in need.
As we organize, grassroots groups are forming or building their capacity. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up. Everyone has an important role to play.
#LocalLove in a Global Crisis
United Way Yukon, as part of United Way Centraide Canada, is helping deliver federal funding for services to vulnerable Canadians. We are uniquely positioned to help distribute funds as we continue to work in communities across the Yukon alongside municipalities, public health centres and community agencies to ensure funds are going to where they are needed most.
Emergency Community Support Fund
United Way Yukon, using funds from the Government of Canada's, is helping charities and non-profit organizations adapt their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 2,700 Yukoners have been helped so far. LEARN MORE
Vulnerable Seniors Response Fund
United Way Yukon, using funds from the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program, supported 10 groups that provided immediate help to about 2,000 seniors and Elders across Yukon. LEARN MORE
Need help? Want to help? Use this volunteer matching service to connect people in need with the resources they require. Offered in collaboration with Volunteer Yukon Bénévoles. LEARN MORE
COVID-19 Community Response Fund
United Way Yukon is helping people with urgent needs as a result of the pandemic, using $25 gift cards that allow individuals to meet their priorities with dignity. LEARN MORE
Donations to United Way Yukon's COVID Community Response Fund are always welcome .... LEARN MORE.
Updated October 12, 2020