Demolition of Lower Post school building is ‘a chance to start that healing process'

July 6, 2021

The demolition of Lower Post school building is ‘a chance to start that healing process.’ It marks the end of a decades-long fight by northern First Nations to remove the residential school, which operated from 1951 to 1975 and has remained as a constant reminder of the violence inflicted by colonial governments. “I never knew cruelty before I came here,” Julia Dickson,...

AGM Notice 2021

July 2, 2021

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council. Date: Friday, July 16, 2021Time: 5:30 – 9 pmLocation: Yukon Inn, Fireside Room or Virtual option (please email info@yawc.ca if you want to zoom in) YAWC will present its annual report and conduct elections of board of directors. We look forward to seeing you! Please note that anyone can participate in...

Office Closed- National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2021

Our office will be closed on June 21st for National Indigenous Peoples Day and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday June 22nd.

2021 Adäka Cultural Festival Update

June 17, 2021

Update: July 13th, 2021 2021 Adäka Cultural Festival Cancelled The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT), in partnership with the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) have made the decision to cancel the 2021 Adäka Cultural Festival. The Board of Directors made this decision after keeping a close watch on information and recommendations that have come out of the...

Elders in Residence Program Update- June 16th * Updated*

June 16, 2021

To protect our elders and participants, we've decided with recent news from Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of the current outbreak in the Yukon - our Elders in Residence program is going virtual starting tomorrow, June 17th. We will be temporarily closing to participants in person as the situation evolves.  Update for June 17th   We are now live on facebook for...

Contact centre extended hours are offered beyond tax-filing season

June 14, 2021

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is currently offering extended hours of service on the Individual tax enquiries, benefits enquiries, business enquiries, and Part XIII enquiries lines. Throughout COVID-19, the CRA has seen a significant increase in call volumes. We understand that for millions of Canadians, their first choice to interact with the CRA is by telephone, which is why we...

The Community Laundry Project

June 7, 2021

Yukon Employees’ Union will be hosting a series of free Community Laundry Project evenings at the Stop In Family Hotel located at 314 Ray Street in Whitehorse from 6-9pm. Laundry service is free and available bagged lunches donated by the Whitehorse United Church. Laundry soap and dryer sheets are also provided. Save the date for additional laundry days: June 8th...