On-the-Land Camp for families of MMIWG on May 25-31st at Minto Landing on the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation thank you

June 3, 2021

YAWC hosted an On-the-Land Camp for families of MMIWG, May 25-31st at Minto Landing on the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation. Throughout the camp, up to 35 members took part in ceremonies, workshops and knowledge sharing while listening to stories from the Elders, traditional activities and support circles.  Highlights of the week included carving, moosehide talks, jewellery making, medicine...

The Reaching Home accepting applications for the anticipatory funding

June 1, 2021

The Reaching Home team in Whitehorse is accepting applications for the anticipatory funding to June 18th at 5 pm. Applications can come from a range of sources: Non-governmental organizations, Indigenous organizations and governments, public health and educational institutions, municipalities, territorial governments, and their agencies. Reaching Home, a program funded by the federal government to prevent and reduce homelessness across Canada,...

Memorial for the 215 Kamloops Indian Residential School Children

May 31, 2021

Please join with us the memorial for the 215 Kamloops Indian Residential School Children and all residential school children who never came home.    Link to join Virtual Memorial Prayer: Click Here.   The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council is grieving with you today; as Indigenous Women, we know that many of our sisters, mothers and grandmothers cried many nights waiting...

Discovery of children’s remains at former Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 31, 2021

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council is grieving with you today; as Indigenous Women, we know that many of our sisters, mothers and grandmothers cried many nights waiting for their loved children to come home.  Elders Dorothy and Joyce and counsellor Maisie are also available for support, contact us at 1-866-667-6162 or in person to our office in Whitehorse at 407 Black...

How to tell you’ve been contacted by the CRA, and what to do if you are

May 27, 2021

  Now that you’ve filed your 2020 income tax and benefit return, it’s possible that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) contacts you to discuss your tax and benefit situation. However, you should be aware of scammers pretending to be CRA employees. They often contact Canadians to try to trick them into making payments, and may try to reach you by...

Office Closed- Victoria Day

May 23, 2021

Our office will be closed on May 24th for Victoria Day and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday May 25th. 

Canadian Border Services Agency Virtual Information Session

May 20, 2021

The National Officer Recruitment team of the Canada Border Services Agency celebrates the unique and important contributions made by Indigenous people and hope that increased representation in our ranks will help shape our Agency to be one that is an employer of choice for Indigenous Canadians.The Canada Border Services Agency is holding a recruitment information session https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/bso-asf/cal-eng.html for Indigenous Peoples who are...

How to change your income tax return after you filed it

May 18, 2021

How to change your income tax return after you filed it   If you think that the income tax and benefit return you filed for the 2020 tax year is missing important details such as the Home office expenses for employees or you made a mistake, you don’t need to file a new return. Here’s what you can do if...

What to do if you can’t pay your taxes

May 18, 2021

  If you are struggling with your tax payments, you can work with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to find ways to pay your tax debt based on your financial situation.We know these are still challenging times. If you can’t make any payment, your tax debt will grow with the addition of interest charges. Let’s work together to determine what...

May 17th - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2021

Celebrating International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal. Thousands of initiatives, big and small, are reported throughout the planet. The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has received official recognition from several States, international institutions such as the European Parliament, and by...