YT Government: 19 groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201998 Views

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

Quick Facts
  • 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.

Backgrounder

Youth Investment Fund – Recipients – Spring 2019 Project
Augusto! Children’s Festival Society Augusto! Children’s Festival
Flatwater North 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 Sewing Together
Music Yukon Arts in the Park 2019
Village of Teslin Youth Programming
Town of Faro Faro’s Summer and Fall Youth Programming
Youth of Today Society Cooking Workshops
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun Summer Culture Camp 2019
Yukon Roller Girls Junior Roller Derby
BYTE 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
Contact

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0615
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Carlee Kerr
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-332-2624
Carleen.Kerr@gov.yk.ca

News release #:
19-135

NT5

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