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,...

Important message for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) clients evacuated from their communities

July 15, 2021

Important message for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) clients evacuated from their communities If you have been evacuated from your community and need to refill or replace items that were covered by the NIHB Program or you need to access other services covered under NIHB, we can help. Find toll free telephone numbers for all benefits and all regions below. Dental...

Wayfinder Yukon First Nations Job Board

July 14, 2021

The Training Policy Committee (TPC) has developed a new online hub - Wayfinder in response to the needs expressed by Yukon First Nations. Now you can find job postings, training and funding information, and Yukon First Nation specific resources, all in one place. It is the only website of its kind in the Yukon.  How Wayfinder is unique: Users have easy access to...

2023 North American Indigenous Games Annoucement

July 14, 2021

NAIG 2023 Halifax Annoucement July 12, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE July 12, 2021 The North American Indigenous Games announce new dates and CEO The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council and NAIG Host Society are pleased to announce that the 10th games are set to take place July 15 to 23, 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia....

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada-Changes under Bill S-3

July 12, 2021

Information from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada for changes that were made to the Indian Act to eliminate sex-based inequities in registration (status). The most recent of the changes under Bill S-3, were made in 2017 and 2019 and extend entitlement to descendants of women affected by sex-based discrimination.  This means more individuals are now eligible for registration to...

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 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.