We want to hear people's experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth in Canada

August 12, 2021

The Birth Place Lab at the University of British Columbia is conducting a national study on people's experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth in Canada called the RESPCCT Study (Research Examining the Stories of Pregnancy and Childbearing in Canada Today). Anyone who is currently pregnant or who has had pregnancy or childbearing care in Canada in the last 10...

Updates to our COVID19 Safety Guidelines effective for Aug 2021

August 11, 2021

We have updated our office guidelines for daily operations for COVID19, please see below for all the details. These are in effect as of Aug 11th, 2021. We look forward to seeing you all again safely in person. For any additional questions, please email info@yawc.ca or call our office at 1-866-667-6161 ext. 1008

Positive Choices, Positive Voices 14 Day Program

August 10, 2021

Registration is now open for the Positive Choices, Positive Voices 14 Day Program Sept 7th-20th in Whitehorse, hosted in partnership with Andy Nieman. See below for details:

Outdoor Beginner Friendly Yoga

August 10, 2021

Join Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre for outdoor Yoga on Aug 12th in Whitehorse.  See below for all the details!

Calling all indigenous women in Yukon's resource development sector in Dawson City

August 6, 2021

Calling all indigenous women in Dawson City that are in Yukon's resource development sector! YAWC is hosting a survey and would love to hear your voice in the matter. Additional communities will be announced soon for survey participation opportunities please stay tuned for updates.

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,...