How Red Dresses Became a Symbol for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

April 13, 2021

HOW RED DRESSES BECAME A SYMBOL FOR MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN   In North America, the scores of missing and murdered Indigenous women—known as MMIW, an acronym created by Indigenous journalist Sheila North Wilson in 2012—don’t get the mainstream attention they deserve. Sheila North Wilson, grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), says the hashtag #MMIW was a way...

Canada Revenue Agency & Service Canada virtual information session

April 12, 2021

Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada Virtual Information Session   Date: Wednesday April 21, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Please join Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada for a joint virtual information session to learn about Canada Revenue Agency’s Benefits & Credits like the Canada Child Benefit, GST/HST Credit, Disability Tax Credit, Child Disability Benefit, Canada Workers Benefit, Northern...

Workshop: Financial Planning for Women

April 12, 2021

Yukonstruct hosted Workshop: Financial Planning for Women Join Davy Joly, Financial Planner, for a seminar tailored to address the unique financial concerns facing women today. This seminar will offer a proactive and holistic approach to financial planning and provide guidance and tools to help set you on the path to pursue your financial goals, no matter where you are in...

Indigenous women's groups call on parties to commit to long-term funding

April 12, 2021

Indigenous women's groups call on parties to commit to long-term funding. All parties have told CBC News they promise to earmark long-term funding for Indigenous women's organizations. They have also indicated — at various points through their campaign trails — they would implement Yukon's sing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit (MMIWG2S+) strategy, which was released in December....

Northern Residence Tax Information

April 12, 2021

English version *** La version française suit ***   Tax information for northern residents   If you live or operate a business in the north, you may be able to receive benefits and credits by filing your income tax and benefit return.   Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2020 are due on April 30, 2021, and the...

CRA Indigenous Peoples Benefits and Credits Webinar Presentation Invites for May and June

April 12, 2021

CRA Indigenous Peoples Benefits and Credits Webinar Presentation Invites for May and June   Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to host the following live webinars in May and June:  Dates: Indigenous Peoples Benefits and Credits Presentation on May 27, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm PST Indigenous Peoples Benefits and Credits Presentation on June 22, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:00...

Yukon Election Day

April 12, 2021

Yukon Election Day   Every voice matters this election. Polling station are open today until 8 pm across the territory. How can you vote?  Anyone 18 and over is eligible to vote in the territorial election. Polling stations are identified on voter information cards that typically arrive in the mail ahead of election day. Yukoners can also enter their address to find the designated...

Press Release -Yukon Indigenous Women Funding Support

April 8, 2021

April 8th, 2021For Immediate Release   On December 10th ,2020, the Yukon Advisory Council on MMIWG2S+ unveiled Changing the Story to Upholding Dignity and Justice: Yukon's Strategy on MMIWG2S+ people.  While Indigenous women’s groups are proud of the work that has been done with respect to developing and advancing the Strategy, we must demand action from the next Government in providing...

World Health Day 2021

April 7, 2021

World Health Day 2021 Indigenous women and families should have the right to feel safe in our communities. This reinforces the vital need for improvements in our health services to ensure all people are able to access quality health serivces when and where they need them. For more information on the World Health Day campaign visit World Health Day. Through...

Grow food locally!

April 6, 2021

Grow food locally! The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition is creating a program called Ground Share that may help you meet those needs. For more information about this program contact George at 867-334-1870 or by email at