Announcement of YAWC's 2021 Board of Directors

July 29, 2021

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) is pleased to announce the appointment of our new 2021 board of directors. The Board's responsibilities include governance, leadership, public interest, accountability, establishing YAWC's priorities and identifying solutions on behalf of Yukoners and Northern British Columbia Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse residents. "YAWC is proud to welcome our 2021 Board of Directors to help...

Strengthening Indigenous Tourism Business Bootcamp Fall 2021

July 29, 2021

The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT), in partnership with Yukonstruct, have developed a business development program for Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs. The Strengthening Indigenous Tourism: Business Bootcamp is a 12-week program available to First Nations tourism businesses in the early stage of development to improve their business skills in an effort to harness the potential of the Indigenous tourism...

Request for Proposal Resiliency Centre Feasibility Study

July 29, 2021

The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council (YAWC) invites qualified planning and development proponents to lead the conceptual development of a YAWC Resiliency Centre social enterprise project in Yukon. QualificationsThe proponent sought will have proven expertise in conducting feasibility studies in Indigenous community development and will manage the entirety of the feasibility study. DetailsThis request for proposal (RFP) includes undertaking needs-assessment research,...

Supervised consumption site confirmed in Whitehorse

July 21, 2021

The facility will be located at 6189 6th Avenue in Whitehorse, a central, accessible location that will meet the needs of clients.The Yukon government will be engaging with residents, local businesses, First Nations governments and non-governmental organizations about the importance of the new facility. Supervised consumption sites provide a safe and supportive place for people who use drugs to consume...

34th Annual International Two Spirit Gathering

July 20, 2021

Registration is now open for the 34th Annual International 2 Spirit Gathering of 2021. In 2020, E2S ( Edmonton 2 Spirit Society) won the bid with the International Council of Two Spirit Societies (ICTSS) to host the first ever ITSG in the virtual world and also in-person at Métis Crossing in Smoky Lake, Alberta. With ITSG21 we are welcoming approximately  90+ individuals, children,...

Important message for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) clients evacuated from their communities

July 15, 2021

Important message for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) clients evacuated from their communities If you have been evacuated from your community and need to refill or replace items that were covered by the NIHB Program or you need to access other services covered under NIHB, we can help. Find toll free telephone numbers for all benefits and all regions below. Dental...

Wayfinder Yukon First Nations Job Board

July 14, 2021

The Training Policy Committee (TPC) has developed a new online hub - Wayfinder in response to the needs expressed by Yukon First Nations. Now you can find job postings, training and funding information, and Yukon First Nation specific resources, all in one place. It is the only website of its kind in the Yukon.  How Wayfinder is unique: Users have easy access to...

2023 North American Indigenous Games Annoucement

July 14, 2021

NAIG 2023 Halifax Annoucement July 12, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE July 12, 2021 The North American Indigenous Games announce new dates and CEO The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council and NAIG Host Society are pleased to announce that the 10th games are set to take place July 15 to 23, 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia....

Job Posting - Elders in Residence Facilitator

July 13, 2021

We are looking for an Elders in Residence Facilitator to join our team! The position reports to the Special Projects Coordinator and is responsible for hosting the YAWC Elders in Residence Program. Main duties include setting up and closing for the Elders and clients in the office and via the live streaming equipment, providing structure for discussion by initiating and enabling culturally and...

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada-Changes under Bill S-3

July 12, 2021

Information from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada for changes that were made to the Indian Act to eliminate sex-based inequities in registration (status). The most recent of the changes under Bill S-3, were made in 2017 and 2019 and extend entitlement to descendants of women affected by sex-based discrimination.  This means more individuals are now eligible for registration to...