MMIWG On-the-Land Healing Youth Camp - Carmacks

March 23, 2020

This camp was designed for youth family members of MMIWG. Approximately 12 youth ranging in age from 5 - 18, attended the 6 day camp at Airport Lake near Carcross on March 14 - 20, 2020. All the youth participated in all the cultural traditional projects and life skills workshops that were mostly hands on. The facilitors were all members...

Office Closed

March 17, 2020

YAWC OFFICE CLOSED due to COVID-19 until further notice. In response to medical advise to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus, YAWC staff will work from home. If you need to reach us, please call 667-6162 or email yawc@northwestel.net as we will be checking our phone and emails regularly. Also, CANCELLED is the March 21-22 MMIWG Family...

Outreach Support Circle - Pelly Crossing

February 14, 2020

Open to community members who are interested to learn more about issues of violence and MMIWG, an Outreach Support Circle was delivered in Pelly Crossing on February 11 - 12, 2020. The circle included YAWC and FILU staff, RCMP, community wellness supports, and community members. On the first night there was a private gathering of MMIWG family members. The Outreach...

Outreach Support Circle - Beaver Creek

January 24, 2020

Open to community members who are interested to learn more about issues of violence and MMIWG, an Outreach Support Circle was delivered in Beaver Creek on January 21-22, 2020. The circle included YAWC and FILU staff, RCMP, community wellness supports, and community members. On the first night there was a private gathering of MMIWG family members. The Outreach Support Circle...

Special General Meeting Notice

January 13, 2020

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council invite members eligible to vote at a Special General Meeting of YAWC on the revised YAWC Constitution and Bylaws on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the YAWC office on 407 Black St., Whitehorse. Please click here to view and download the information in preparation for the meeting. Please contact us if you have any questions. Hope to see...

MMIWG Commemoration Project Coordinator Contract Posting

January 10, 2020

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council invites qualified candidates to apply for this contract position ending March 31, 2021. Price is $48,600.  The purpose of the contract position is to assist the Yukon Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Memorial and Commemoration Project partners and supporters in designing, delivering, and communicating the significance of the Project to family members of...

Outreach Support Circle - Lower Post

December 6, 2019

Open to community members who are interested to learn more about issues of violence and MMIWG, an Outreach Support Circle was delivered in Lower Post, BC on December 3-4, 2019. Approximately 22 participants attended the circle, including YAWC staff and board member, FILU staff, RCMP, and a few community supports/resources and members of the Daylu Dena Council First Nation. Staff...

Yukon Sisters in Spirit Walk & Vigil

October 4, 2019

Every October 4th, YAWC organizes the Yukon Sister in Spirit Walk and Vigil in Whitehorse to raise awareness on MMIWG. Yukon Sisters In Spirit Walk & Vigil Friday, October 4, 2019, from 12 - 2 pm, Whitehorse Join us for a silent walk, prayers, and ceremony in solidarity to raise awareness about the Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people...

MMIWG On-the-Land Healing Camp Sept. 11-17

September 20, 2019

Approximately 30 family members of MMIWG attended the 7 day camp in the beautiful mountain range at Ketza Camp near Ross River on September 11-17, 2019. Kaska Elders and traditional teachings included drumming, dancing, singing, sewing, carving, and healing workshops. A vigil was held on the first day in Ross River to remember and honour a recently murdered woman of...

AGM Notice 2019

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 YAWC You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council. Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019Time: 11 am – 4 pmLocation: Canada Games Centre Boardroom, Whitehorse Proposed Agenda – Welcome – Lunch – Approve 2018 AGM minutes – Report on finances – Report on activities – ElectionsWe’ll provide a hearty lunch and kids’...