Through our work with the community, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) families, and other support systems, we seek to create culturally safe spaces for dialogue and dealing with issues facing Indigenous women, gender diverse peoples, and their families through land-based teachings and traditional values for a safer and more inclusive future.

YAWC focuses its support on Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse victims of violence, trauma, and mental illness and individuals and their families of MMIWG, whether they testified or not in the National Inquiry into MMIWGYAWC is leading a growing number of initiatives in partnership with other agencies.

YAWC-Led Initiatives

Community-Led Initiatives

The following is a list of Yukon agencies that YAWC supports to foster collaboration in finding solutions for wellbeing and address the issues surrounding trauma and violence among Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in Yukon and Northern British Columbia.


Dawson City Women's Shelter

24-Hour Support Line (867) 993-5086

Refuge for women and children experiencing violence in Dawson City.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon (FASSY)

Call (867) 393-4948

Provides support for individuals affected by FASD and FASD prevention resources.

Help and Hope for Families

Call (867) 536-7233 (collect calls accepted)

Refuge for women and children experiencing violence in Watson Lake.

Kaushee’s Place Transition Home

Crisis Line (867) 668-5733

Refuge for women and children experiencing violence in Whitehorse.

Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society (LAWS)

Call (867) 536-2097

Educational, cultural and social development programs in Watson Lake.

Sexualized Assault Response Team (SART)

Call 24-Hour Support Line 1-844-967-7275

Safe and confidential network of services that focus on the needs and choices of someone who has been sexually assaulted.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

HelpLine 867-633-7680 ext. 1009

Women’s Legal Advocate - Delivers support services to women involved in the legal/justice system including criminal justice, victim support, child protection, landlord and tenancy issues, wellness court, and family legal matters. 

Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre

Call (867) 667-2693

A safe gathering place in Whitehorse where women can connect with one another, access support and services, and work together to create positive change for women and the community. 

Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle (WAWC)

Call (867) 668-7532

Cultural supports & gathering space - Provides access to culturally relevant programs, projects and supports in a safe space. 

Yukon Legal Services Society

Call (867) 667-5210 ext. 1 or Call Toll-Free 1-800-661-0408 ext 5210

Legal Aid - Offers legal advice at no or minimal cost to low-income earners. 

Yukon Public Legal Education Association

Call Toll-Free 1-866-667-4305

The Law Line- Helps with resolving legal issues but does not give legal advice. 

Yukon Status of Women Council

Call (867) 667-4637

Women’s advocate - A local and national, equality-seeking and awareness group. 


Boys & Girls Clubs of Yukon

Call (867) 393-2824

A safe and supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life through personal and social development programs in Whitehorse.

Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE)

Call (867) 667-7975

A “by youth, for youth” organization that creates spaces for empowering and promoting youth in the north. Contact BYTE for healthy choices workshops, funding, job board, and making connections with other youth.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

For emergency shelter, call (867) 633-7699

Youth Emergency Shelter & other supports in Whitehorse.

Youth Achievement Centre

Call Toll-Free 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3759

Day and after-school programs for youth-at-risk and young people in the youth justice system in Whitehorse.

Yukon Child and Youth Advocate

Call Toll-Free 1-800-661-0408

Child & youth advocates who represent the rights, views and preferences of children and youth who are eligible, or currently receiving government services and programs.


Blood Ties Four Directions Centre

Call (867) 332-8268 (office) or (867) 334-1647 (Outreach Van after hours)

Harm Reduction- Helps reduce the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol use in Whitehorse.

Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools Society (CAIRS)

Call (867) 667-2247

Help with the effects of the Indian Residential School experience through counselling, outreach, and educational workshops and awareness.

Indigenous Services Canada

Call Toll-Free 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residfential Schools Resolution Health Support Program Crisis Line – Help for former Residential School students and their families with access to emotional and crisis support.

Indigenous Services Canada

Call Toll-Free 1-866-362-6717

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)- Financial support for medical needs for First Nations (Status under Indian Act) and Inuit.

Hope for Wellness Help Line

Call 1-855-242-3310

Offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counselling and crisis intervention available by telephone or connect to the online chat at

Whitehorse Food Bank

Call 867-393-2265

Food Pick-up  - Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 12:45 pm and 3 pm - 4:45 pm:  Wednesday (families with children only) 10 am - 12 pm.

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC)

Call (867) 334-9317

Voice Influencing Change & other supports - YAPC facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action (e.g., Whitehorse Connects). 

Yukon Government Department of Justice Victim Services 

Call (867) 667-8500

Provides support and aid for victims dealing with a range of different crimes.

Yukon Human Rights Commission

Call (867) 667-6226

Helps promote equality and diversity through research, education, and enforcement of the Yukon Human Rights Act. 

Yukon Mental Health and Wellness 

Call (867) 456-3838
Provides support for people with mental wellness and substance use issues including counselling, short-term counselling and education. 

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