Information

For reliable information on health & safety from COVID-19: https://yukon.ca/covid-19

Financial Assistance

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for self-employed and employees who have stopped working due to COVID-19
  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) for post-secondary students and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19.
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for employers to re-hire workers previously laid off due to COVID-19.

To apply to Canada Benefits call 1-800-959-2019; for automated information call 1-833-966-2099 or after hours call 866-426-1527 or visit https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html

Canada Revenue Agency Support

Free Income Tax Return & GST Filing (for modest income earners with simple tax situations). Call 393-6836 or toll free 1-833-615-2383 and leave a message with name & phone number. New filing deadline is June 1, 2020.

Emergency Shelters

Dawson City Women’s Shelter
Community: Dawson City
Phone: 867-993-5086
Email: shelterdirector@northwestel.net
Hours: Every day, 24 hours a day
Services: Confidential, staffed, outreach, drop-in, for women and children.

Help and Hope For Families
Community: Watson Lake
Phone: 867-536-7233
Email: edhhfs@northwestel.net
Hours: Every day, 24 hours a day
Services: Confidential, staffed, outreach, for women and children.

Kaushee’s Place
Community: Whitehorse
Phone: 867-633-7720
Crisis line: 867-668-5733
Email: edywth@northwestel.net
Hours: Every day, 24 hours a day
Services: Confidential, staffed, outreach, drop-in, for women and children, donations accepted, child care, transportation to shelter, accept collect calls.

Trauma & Crisis Support

For an updated list of community service providers: https://yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/mental-wellness-support-during-covid-19

Cellphone & Data

Free Cellphone and Data Initiative for vulnerable women. For info call Yukon Status of Women at (867)667-4637 or visit https://www.yukonstatusofwomen.org/index.php/covid-19-resources/cell-phone-initiative#