YAWC strives to promote, model, and employ learning, development opportunities, and social innovations that embody decolonization, healing from trauma, wellness, cultural protection, and assembly in support of reconciliation and self-determination for and of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people.


YAWC-Led Initiatives


Community-Led Initiatives

Yukon Scholarships & Awards

There are many grants available to support clientele in short- and long-term education and training programs. To learn more, visit Yukon Government’s education page for a list of Yukon Scholarships & Awards.

Indspire Grants

Indspire provides financial support for Indigenous students across Canada to help them in completing their post-secondary education. Since 2004, Indspire has awarded over $115 Million to more than 37,500 students.

NIB Trust Fund

NIB Trust supports education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation, and knowledge building. The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations and Métis people, organizations, and communities address the long-lasting impacts of the Indian Residential Schools system and support education programs aimed at healing and reconciliation over many years.


 Employment Opportunities

Charity Village

Website charityvillage.com

For jobseekers - Canadian job board.

Employment Central

Call 867-393-8270

Job seekers offer additional support for resume writing, interview assistance, career counselling, and more call.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre -Youth Employment Centre

Call 867-633-7680  ext. 1013


Providing services to all youth between the ages of 15-30 and transitioning to work. Drop-in Centre with access to a computer, fax machine, photocopier, phone. Career development support for resume & cover letter writing, interview prep, job searching and employment placement.

YuWin

Website yuwin.ca

YuWIN The Yukon Work Information Network, managed by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, is an online employment resource for employers and job seekers. Find up-to-date sources of job opportunities in the Yukon. Employers of all kinds, including private businesses, First Nation and municipal governments, and community organizations.


Training Support

Charity Village

Website charityvillage.com

Online learning courses, volunteer and event listings, webinars, newsletters, articles, tools and resources.

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) - Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program

Call 667-6162 ext 1001

Website nwac.ca

The NWAC ISET program helps Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals to participate in economic opportunities fully. Through NWAC’s agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), we can provide support such as tuition, living allowance, childcare, job starts and other resources to help Indigenous women reach their employment and skills training goals. The ISET program Yukon regional applications are coordinated through the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council Office in Whitehorse.

Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon

Call 867-456-4304

Website volunteeryukon.ca

Providing training and resources to individuals and organizations.

Western U Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children

 Call 519-661-2111 ext. 80077

Website vawlearningnetwork.ca

Webinars on gender-based violence (e.g. intimate partner violence, sexual violence), trauma-and violence-informed practice, health promotion, and child maltreatment are co-hosted by the Learning Network and Knowledge Hub.

Yukon Learn Society 

Call 1-888-668-6280

Website yukonlearn.com

Currently offering a combination of free technology courses via Zoom and COVID-19 safe one-on-one or person tutoring by appointment. Join us for a weekly drop-in computer session open Mondays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Yukon Government Apprenticeship Program

Call 867-456-3867

Website yukon.ca

Discover more on getting started as an apprentice, available supports, financial aid, and how to apply to the program.

Yukon University

Call 1-800-661-0504

Website yukonu.ca

Providing a place for every person, every path, and every bit of potential. Start your journey by exploring our areas of study.

Yukon Women in Trades & Technology (YWITT)
 
Call 867-667-4441
 
 

Offering a variety of year-round programs that centralize the experiences of women and girls. Programs provide experiential activities that build skills in trades and technology. Teach confidence and promote community building in women-centred spaces. Explore trades and technology careers through instruction by local tradespeople and tech experts who are primarily women.


Youth & Family Opportunities

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

Call 867-393-2824

Website bgcyukon.com

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. 

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) - Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program

Call 667-6162 ext 1001

Website nwac.ca

The NWAC ISET program helps Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals to participate in economic opportunities fully. Through NWAC’s agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), we can provide support such as tuition, living allowance, childcare, job starts and other resources to help Indigenous women reach their employment and skills training goals. The ISET program Yukon regional applications are coordinated through the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council Office in Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Individual Learning Centre

Call 867-667-8288

Website ilc.yukonschools.ca

The Individual Learning Centre offers programming choices for students of varying ages and abilities through self-paced continuous courses in a supportive environment while providing opportunities for graduation, lifelong learning, and good citizenship. 

Youth Achievement Centre (YAC) 

Call 800-661-0408 ext. 3759

Website yukon.ca/en/legal-and-social-supports/supports-youth/find-programs-youth-risk-or-youth-justice-system

Day and after-school programs that promote trust, respect and responsibility. These programs are for youth-at-risk and young people in the youth justice system. In addition, YAC can provide transportation if your child needs support getting to school, YAC, or work.

Yukon Government Apprenticeship Program

Call 867-456-3867

Website yukon.ca

Discover more on getting started as an apprentice, available supports, financial aid, and how to apply to the program.

Yukon Women in Trades & Technology (YWITT)
 
Call 867-667-4441
 
 

Offering a variety of year-round programs that centralize the experiences of women and girls. Programs provide experiential activities that build skills in trades and technology. Teach confidence and promote community building in women-centred spaces. Explore trades and technology careers through instruction by local tradespeople and tech experts who are primarily women.


Entrepreneurship Support 

Canada Revenue Agency

Call  1-833-615-2383

Tax assessments, benefits, and personal and business services.

Factsheet for Indigenous Peoples on how to get benefits and credit payments.
Webinars on benefits and services updates.

Däna Näye Ventures

Call 867-668-6925

Website dananaye.com

Yukon-based business entrepreneurship training, development, and financial services to Yukon and northern BC residents. Offering support for COVID19- an emergency relief program for Indigenous business owners through the Indigenous Business Stabilization program.

 Yukonstruct

Call 867-457-0150

Website www.yukonstruct.com/startup/

Business support services, conferences, boot camps, networking events, office spaces.


Contact Us

ISET Program Coordinator

Phone: (867) 667-6162 ext. 1001 | Toll Free: 1-866-667-6162

Emailisetcoordinator@yawc.ca

YAWC meets clients where they are at in their personal and professional development journey. YAWC will:

  • Discuss with clients their training and development goals
  • Help them develop training and back-to-work action plans
  • Make referrals to other community service providers as needed
  • Follow-up on client's progress