Government of Yukon

January 15, 2015

Youth Investment Fund supports winter sport and recreation projects

WHITEHORSE—The Youth Investment Fund is providing $57,000 in funding this winter to communities across Yukon, $21,000 of which will go towards sport and recreation initiatives.

“The Yukon government recognizes the role young people play in the future of our society,” Premier and Minister responsible for the Youth Directorate Darrell Pasloski said. “We are proud to support programs that help children and youth realize their full potential as healthy and fully engaged members of their communities.”

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.

“The Youth Investment Fund has greatly benefited our community,” Carcross recreation director Beverly James said. “The money we received has allowed us to provide evening rock wall climbing and judo instruction in the school gym for youth and families. These programs promote unity, self-confidence and comradeship. The programs would not have happened without this assistance.”

The Youth Investment Fund is supported by the Executive Council Office and the departments of Community Services, Education, Health and Social Services, Justice and the Women’s Directorate. The next intake is April 1, 2015 for applications for amounts over $500 and up to $5,000. Applications to the fund for amounts less than $500 can be submitted at any time.

Learn more: Youth Investment Fund


See list of sport and recreation project recipients below.


Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Gord Kurzynski
Youth Directorate

Janet Constable Rushant
Department of Justice


Youth Investment Fund Fall 2014: awarded funding for sport and recreation projects 




Burwash Landing Recreation Committee

Kluane Bush and Survival Skills


Carcross Recreation Board

Fall 2014


Skookum Jim FC – After School Sports

After School Sports Program


Town of Faro

Faro Gymnastics Camp and Club


Village of Teslin

Mount Sima Lessons & Skiing / Yukon Aboriginal Sports


Yukon Youth Outdoor Leadership Association

Young Riders Ski and Snowboard Club




News Release #15-014