From Poverty to Possibility

Building individuals’ financial stability and independence through access to healthy food, affordable housing and employment.

Food Security

Supports to ensure access to food for individuals and families experiencing food insecurity, and supports to build community by growing, cooking and sharing food together. Includes, but is not limited to, breakfast/snack programs, community gardens, cooking programs, meals on wheels, community meals, food collection programs. ie: Food Banks, VFWC lunch program.

Housing Stability


Supports to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find and maintain housing, meet basic needs, and promote health and well-being. ie: Whitehorse Connects, BT4D programming




Supports to assist individuals to develop their job skills and to enhance their ability to find and maintain employment. Includes, but is not limited to employment counseling, resume preparation assistance, interview training and other pre-job guidance services, skills upgrading, training and development programs, mentoring. ie: Challenge Waterfront crew


Financial Literacy and Asset Development Programs


Supports to individuals to develop their knowledge and skills to manage their personal financial resources effectively and help them make more informed money management decisions that improve their financial outcomes and build their financial security. Including but not limited to, banking services information and support, financial assessment tools, financial management workshops, personal financial counseling, tax preparation assistance.

From Poverty to Possibility

United Way Yukon is proud to be a supporter of the Community Kitchen at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre.


The Community Kitchen program is the most popular program at VFWC, bringing women together to learn, connect, share ideas and enjoy a nutritious meal together.  Not only does the program offer the opportunity to socialize, it is often the only time that participants may have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

 ‘Food security is a big problem in Whitehorse’ says Sarah Murphy, the programs coordinator.  The weekly gathering offers opportunity to learn skills and exchange knowledge on healthy eating and   ‘from scratch' cooking.

Community kitchen is often the gateway to the centre that allows staff to get to know clients better, which helps in offering referrals to other organizations or providing additional support. 


The VFWC is a has deep roots in the community, originating in 1974 with the Yukon Status of Women Council.  The centre continues to be a safe space for women and their children.

Source: Community Kitchen Final Report &