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FOR RELEASE
January 27, 2015

Youth Investment Fund supports culture, community and education initiatives

WHITEHORSE—The Youth Investment Fund is providing $57,000 in funding this winter to communities across Yukon, $36,000 of which will go towards community, culture and education initiatives.

“The Yukon government is happy to provide opportunities for youth through supportive initiatives such as the Youth Investment Fund,” Premier and minister responsible for the Youth Directorate Darrell Pasloski said. “These worthy projects will enrich the lives of young people across the territory this winter.”

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.

“I was very excited and grateful to be approved for funding through the Youth Investment Fund,” Health and Hope for Families youth outreach worker Joy Reams said. “The funds mean I can continue our weekly girls’ night and expand our current activities. I am looking forward to starting a youth initiative through the local school to bring awareness and action to issues like violence against women, bullying, and racism.”

The next Youth Investment Fund intake is April 1, 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

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See list of culture, community and education project recipients below.

Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Gord Kurzynski
Youth Directorate
867-667-8213
gord.kurzynski@gov.yk.ca

Janet Constable-Rushant
Department of Justice
867-667-8944
janet.constable-rushant@gov.yk.ca

 

Youth Investment Fund Fall 2014: awarded funding for community, culture and education projects

 

Group/Association

Project

Awarded

All-City Band Society

All-City Jazz Band Trip to Carmacks, Pelly and Dawson

2,500

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

Community Stewardship Pilot Program

3,340

Eliza Van Bibber School

Girls Night Out

4,500

Fiddleheads Yukon

Barndance Band

2,500

First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun

Winter Camp 2014

1,000

Help and Hope for Families

Help and Hope Youth Outreach

4,900

Liard First Nation

2nd Annual “Uplifting & Empowering Our Youth” conference

4,500

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD Canada School Assembly Program

3,000

Northern Cultural Expressions Society

Eagles and Condor: a North-South Cultural Collaboration

3,100

Ross River Dena Council

Winter Fun Christmas Event

1,800

Yukon College – Science Adventures

All-Girls Science Club

3,000

Yukon Literacy Coalition

The Generation Exchange – Oral Histories & Mentor Project

2,200

Total

$36,340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


News release #15-025