YT Government: 19 groups receive funding to support marginalized youth
Yukon youth will benefit from more than $54,000 awarded to 19 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horse-back riding, cycling, and a teen mentoring program.
The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at marginalized youth under 19 years old with fewer opportunities, and those who may experience discrimination.
These projects will help young Yukoners learn new skills and build confidence through life-changing experiences and activities. By removing barriers and providing healthy, engaging opportunities we can support our youth to make positive choices and become responsible adults.
Premier and Minister of the Executive Council Office Sandy Silver
- The Youth Investment Fund provides funding twice a year to qualifying community groups. Eligible groups can apply for funding between $501 and $5,000. The application deadline for the next round of funding is October 1, 2019.
- The Youth Investment Fund is administered by the Youth Directorate, a branch of the Executive Council Office.
|Youth Investment Fund – Recipients – Spring 2019
|Augusto! Children’s Festival Society
||Augusto! Children’s Festival
||Canoe Kids Watson Lake
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon
||Jr. Teen Mentoring Program
|Whitehorse Huskies Spring Hockey Club
||Whitehorse Huskies Spring Hockey 2019
|Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association
||Therapeutic Horseback Riding
|Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation
||Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm
|Yukon Circle of Social Change Society
||Bridging Gender Divides Workshop
|Carcross Tagish First Nation
||Arts in the Park 2019
|Village of Teslin
|Town of Faro
||Faro’s Summer and Fall Youth Programming
|Youth of Today Society
|First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
||Summer Culture Camp 2019
|Yukon Roller Girls
||Junior Roller Derby
||Canada Day Skate Competition
|Yukon Comic Culture Society
||YukomiKids Zone @ Yukomicon
|Kluane First Nation
||KFN “Youth on the Land” Summer Camp
|U Kon Echelon Bike Club
||U Kon Youth Cycling Project
|Dawson City Arts Society
||Summer Youth Art Series