International Women's Day Fund Drive

March 8, 2022

The Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre has created an International Women’s Day fund to collect donations through Canada Helps for the following organizations who do not have an online collection set up. We will split the amount collected next March 8th 2023 between all the organizations. https://www.canadahelps.org/.../victoria-faulkner-womens.../   Help and Hope for Familieshttp://www.helpandhopeforfamilies.ca/how-to-help.php Les EssentiElleshttps://lesessentielles.ca Liard Aboriginal Women's Societyhttp://www.liardaboriginalwomen.ca/# Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's...

ISET program

February 7, 2022

Do you identity as an Indigenous woman or gender-diverse individual? Are you a Yukon resident? Do you need funding to enhance your training or skills for better employment opportunities? You may qualify for ISET funding from the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council. Reach out for an application today!   CONTACT INFO: P: 867-667-6162 ext. 1005 | Toll Free 1-866-667-6162 E: isetcoordinator@yawc.ca

Taxi Safety

February 2, 2022

Taxi Safety Campaign Looking for participants for our survey   Have you or someone you know experienced harassment during a taxi ride? Have a story to tell and want to be part of advocating for Taxi Safety in your community? The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council is looking for self-identifying Indigenous women to participate in a media campaign that will push...

Seeking Donations for YAWC Operations

January 9, 2022

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council is seeking financial contributions for its operations.   For over 50 years, YAWC has been delivering wrap-around support to Indigenous women and their families in Yukon and northern BC. Rooted in culture and tradition, YAWC services meet clients where they are at in a compassionate manner. Self-care is at the heart of supporting clients improve...

A Candle-Lit Vigil for Women Experiencing Violence.

December 1, 2021

Join Yukon Status of Women Council, Engineers Yukon, Les EssentiElles, and Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre at the MMIWG Statue in Rotary Park on December 6th for a candle-lit vigil, to commemorate the National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day marks the anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.  ...

Finding Peace: MMIWG Commemoration Project Event Acknowledgements

November 9, 2021

We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who supported the Finding Peace: MMIWG Commemoration Project, private family unveiling and the public commemoration event. We would also like to recognize our event collaborators who helped make this event possible:    

Congratulations - AFN Regional Chief Adamek

November 4, 2021

Congratulations letter to the Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region- Regional Chief Adamek on behalf of the staff and board of directors at YAWC.

Your voice matters! Looking for survey participants in Whitehorse Nov 8th-10th.

November 3, 2021

Indigenous-led research to understand the relationship between resource development and violence against indigenous women. See below for more details and our next community visit to Whitehorse Nov 8th-10th:  

Online Workshop: How to advocate for gender equality and diversity using social media!

November 2, 2021

NWAC is hosting a virtual interactive workshop on November 12th on how to advocate for gender equality and diversity using social media! Work with two Indigenous young women who are making a positive impact through digital storytelling, podcasting, and other media. To register, click here: https://bit.ly/3pGDiAu  

Queer Yukon's Community Centre

November 2, 2021

Queer Yukon has found a space for our future LGBTQIA2S+ community centre! We are inviting our community partners and the LGBTQIA2S+ community to come to tour the space in small groups and to give us feedback before we start renovating! IN PERSON TOURS Are you looking to come see the new Queer Yukon space? We are hosting tours and discussions...