Twenty-three Groups Receive Funding to Support Marginalized Youth

    The Youth Investment Fund provided $89,000 in 2020 for short-term projects allocated in two intakes. The funding is aimed at marginalized youth under 19 years of age who have fewer opportunities or who may experience discrimination.

    Yukon youth will benefit from nearly $89,000 awarded to 23 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. Groups receive funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horseback riding, cycling and a teen mentoring program.

    The Youth Investment Fund provided $89,000 in 2020 for short-term projects allocated in two intakes. The funding is aimed at marginalized youth under 19 years of age who have fewer opportunities or who may experience discrimination.

    "Young Yukoners will be able to learn new skills and build their confidence by taking part in the experiences and activities offered by the community projects supported by the Youth Investment Fund. By removing barriers and providing healthy, engaging opportunities we can help our youth make positive choices and contribute to their communities." Premier Sandy Silver

     

    The Youth Investment Fund provides funding every spring and fall 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 April 1, 2021.

    The Youth Investment Fund is administered by the Government of Yukon’s Youth Directorate.

                                                      Youth Investment Fund Recipients

    Recipients – spring 2020

    Project

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon

    Youth Camping Trips

    BYTE  Empowering Youth

    Skatecomp Goes to the Communities

    BYTE Empowering Youth

    Gijiint'ai – A Northern Podcast

    Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

    Stewardship, Leadership and Junior Guide Training Program

    Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association

    Therapeutic Horseback Riding

    Music Yukon

    Arts in the Park 2020

    Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

    Keish Day Camps

    Tagish Community Association

    Youth Group Summer Activities

    Town of Faro

    Faro’s Kids Club and Youth Group

    U Kon Echelon Bike Club

    U Kon Echelon Youth Cycling Engagement

    Village of Teslin

    Youth Camping Trips

    Yukon T1D Support Network

    Camp Becca

    Yukon Circle of Social Change Society

    Restorative Justice Circles

    Yukon Theatre for Young People

    Socially Distant Pop-up Performances

     

     

    Recipients – fall 2020

    Project

    All-City Band Society

    Interactive Online Jazz Band Concert and Soundscape Workshop

    Carcross Rec Board

    Rock On 2020

    Dawson City Arts Society

    20th Annual Youth Art Enrichment

    Inclusion Yukon

    Youth Peer Mentor Matching

    MADD Yukon

    2020–21 School Assembly Program:  The Wish

    Riverdale Baptist Church

    Arts in the Park 2020

    Switch Kick Society

    Project Switch Kick

    Village of Carmacks

    Whitehorse Adventure Trips

    Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

    Kidsfest 2020–21

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