Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

For over 40 years, the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council has advocated for the rights of aboriginal women in the Yukon and northern BC. YAWC aspires to improve the lives of aboriginal women by providing culturally-sensitive support through funding for training and employment, mentoring and professional development, outreach and education, healing, networking, and other in-town and land-based activities.

National Inquiry into MMIWG

YAWC supports individuals and their families who testified in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) beginning in 2017. In partnership with Yukon Government’s Family Information Liaison Unit and Justice Canada, the MMIWG Outreach Program highlights on-going work by hosting information of the open cases in the Yukon and updating the national inquiry information database. YAWC delivers sharing circles, gatherings, and healing camps that bring families together to inform them about available resources and services. Learn more.

Education & Training

YAWC delivers the ISETS program to help aboriginal women reach their employment goals and gain meaningful work by meeting current labour market demands. Learn more

Calendar of Events

Keep up to date on the different events happening in Yukon that YAWC supports or hosts. Learn more.

Become a Member

If you are interested in supporting aboriginal women in Yukon and northern BC, we want to hear from you! Become a member and receive updates on opportunities to get involved. Contact us today!