2019-20 Funded Projects

Kluane First Nation

Adventure Therapy Camp

Kluane First Nation's Children's/Youth Adventure Therapy Camp provides experiential learning and adventure activities.  The Elders of the community will be the key teachers of the camp as they are honored knowledge holders of the cultural and traditional ways of the Southern Tutchone people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Mentoring Program - Whitehorse, Pelly Crossing, Carcross and Haines Junction

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.

Summer Job Coach, Waterfront Crew - Whitehorse

Job coaching and mentoring for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment are hired to do daily clean up along city paths and trails.  During summer 2019 clean up was done along the Millenium Trail downtown, Rotary Park, Shipyards Park, vacant lots downtown, around fast food restaurants across from Shipyards Park.

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. The funding also helps to provide meals, transportation, and child care.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon

Inclusive Community Lunch Program - Whitehorse

The funding provides hot lunches for up to ten people daily.

Therapeutic Riding Program - Whitehorse

Funding supports the wages and contract fees for instructors to deliver a therapeutic and recreational horseback riding program for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Association Yukon

Camp Raven - Whitehorse and Dawson City

Camp Raven provides the opportunity for kids with learning difficulties and learning disabilities to improve their social skills, build self-esteem, and make new friends in an accepting and understanding environment.  4, one-week camps, were offered throughout the summer in Whitehorse, a two week literacy camp was offered in Dawson, and a Spring Break camp was also offered in Dawson.

Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre

Community Kitchen, Mothering Your Baby & Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs - Whitehorse

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 are also supporting the Centre's Parent-Child Mother Goose and Mothering your Baby 1st Year programs for new moms.

Youth of Today Society

Angel's Nest Youth Centre Dinner Program - Whitehorse

United Way Yukon funds provide youth attending the Centre with a daily drop in dinner service 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 Association of Community Living

Celebrate Summer Inclusively: Rec Program - Whitehorse

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.    

Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week & Whitehorse Connects Outreach Computer Program

The intentions of the program were engagement with community partners, community members and people with lived experience to take action on poverty.  Skookum Jim's Friendship Centre hosted a Stew and Bannock lunch and the Vanier Social Justice Club handed out bannock on Main street.  Voices Influencing Change graduates wrote stories that were read out and discussed at our first Empathy Walk, a story-telling event at the Whitehorse Library.

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