Government of Yukon

June 17, 2014

Youth Directorate funds 24 youth-focused projects

WHITEHORSE—The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) has contributed approximately $60,000 toward 24 projects to benefit youth in Yukon this summer.

“Supporting projects that champion the development of social and cultural leadership in our youth is an investment in Yukon’s future,” premier and minister responsible for the Youth Directorate Darrell Pasloski said.

The Youth Investment Fund supports short-term community-driven initiatives throughout Yukon, addressing the needs and interests of youth under 19 years of age. Funded projects aim to promote self-esteem or create social or recreational opportunities.

"U Kon Echelon Cycling Club would like to thank the Youth Investment Fund for providing $2,700 to support our U Kon Youth Engagement Project,” head coach and treasurer Trena Irving said. “This project benefits tremendously from the funding by YIF, allowing youth to participate in a safe cycling exercise and skills program at a reduced cost. Our program is offered by youth and adults in positive mentorship roles."

Sponsored by the departments of Education, Community Services, Health and Social Services and Justice, the next intake is October 1 for applications ranging from $501 to $5,000. Applications to the fund for amounts up to $500 can be submitted at any time.

For more information, visit: Youth Investment Fund


List of spring 2014 recipients attached.


Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Gord Kurzynski
Youth Directorate

Janet Constable Rushant
Department of Justice

Youth Investment Fund – Spring 2014 Recipients




 Yukon Arts Centre

 Because I am a Girl


 Recreation and Parks Association

 Junior Lifeguard Club in the Communities


 Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding

 Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program


 City of Dawson

Youth Leadership Program


 Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association

Adäka Youth Workshop Program


 Dawson City Arts Society

 Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Youth Art Enrichment


Village of Teslin

 Youth Summer Dance Camp


 Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon

Dawson City Literacy Camp


City of Dawson

Community Garden Youth Programs


 Marsh Lake Community Society

 Marsh Lake After School Program, summer day camp


 Music Yukon

 Arts in the Park – Youth Initiative


 U Kon Echelon Bike Club

 U Kon Echelon Youth Engagement Project


 Yukon Youth Outdoor Leadership Association

 Young Riders downhill mountain biking and ropes course


 First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

 Annual Youth Gathering 2014


 Yukon Association for Community Living

 Celebrate Summer Inclusively


 Church of St. Christopher

 Community Summer Camp


 Breakdancing Yukon Society

 Cypher Citizens Community Building Internship Program


 Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

 Youth Day Biennial Gwich’in Gathering


 Carcross Recreation Board

 Judo Program


 Synchro Yukon

 Synchronized swimming summer session


 Bethany Tabernacle

 Archery range safety equipment replacement and


 Yukon First Nations Graduation Society

 Yukon First Nations graduation ceremony


 Gentle Steps Family Support Centre

 Gentle Steps Family Support Centre


 Yukon College Science Adventures

 Stay-a-Day at Yukon College





News Release #14-154