Elders & Counsellor In-Residence

The YAWC Elders and Counsellor In-Residence are available to listen and provide compassionate support in a manner that is friendly, inclusive, and strictly confidential. Everyone is welcome.

Drop-in schedule:

  • Mondays - Fridays, 1 - 3 pm
  • YAWC office (basement), 407 Black St.

Elder Joyce Smarch and Dorothy Bellerose will share stories, medicine from the land teachings, and traditional skills in ceremony, beadwork, and more. Certified Counsellor Maisie Smith will provide counselling support from a traditional and clinical perspective.

Please note that we have limited capacity with indoor gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions in Yukon- we are also offereing this support program virtually for people to join from the comfort of their homes.

To join virtually please call our office toll free for log in details (866) 667-6162.

To join us in person in Whitehorse, visit our office located at 407 Black Street.

Drop In Sewing-2021

Funding for this project is provied by the Canadian Red CrossEmployment and Social Development Canada, and Indigenous Services Canada.