Government of Yukon

Economic Development


2017


2016

Friends of Mount Sima Society receives funding for pre-season training program
October 5, 2016 – Yukon government is contributing $145,000 to the Friends of Mount Sima Society to assist with the continuation of an early-season training facility for elite athletes.

Community projects continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
August 17, 2016 – These Tier II projects will provide approximately 4,650 hours of employment for 52 people.

Community Development Fund continues to make communities better
August 11, 2016 – The Government of Yukon awarded more than $156,000 towards community-based projects.

Government of Yukon proud of investment in community IT infrastructure
July 28, 2016 – The project and service upgrades will improve capacity, provide faster Internet, and develop and enhance e-services.

Art gallery partnership launches in Carcross with support from Yukon government
July 14, 2016 – Through a collaborative project, the new Art House Carcross opened this month showcasing Yukon art and artists

Government of Yukon celebrates Our Yukon, In It Together Campaign
July 7, 2016 – The campaign works to help Yukoners understand how mining positively impacts their lives.

Polaris Music Prize long list to be announced in Whitehorse
June 15, 2016 – The Government of  Yukon has contributed funding to bring the Polaris Music Price long list to Whitehorse.

Government of Yukon to bring unprecedented internet speeds to Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake schools, health centres and communities
June 7, 2016 – Pilot project launched to increase internet speeds in Carmacks, Teslin and Watson Lake.

Yukon's placer industry to bolster knowledge and awareness
May 20, 2016 – Government of Yukon supports placer mining association with funding for economic impact analysis and public awareness campaign.

Communities continue to benefit from the Community Development Fund
April 21, 2016 – The funding will go towards hosting a national conference and updating a website, among other projects.

Community Development Fund continues to support community projects
April 19, 2016 – Community initiatives will benefit Yukoners with funding to support job creation and economic growth.

Premier and ministers to promote Yukon mineral sector at Toronto conference
March 3, 2016 – Yukon's mineral potential to be highlighted at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention.

Community Development Fund strengthens Yukon community organizations
February 4, 2016 – The Government of Yukon provided $80,801 in Community Development funds towards projects that contribute to community well-being.

Community Development Fund contributes to initiatives that enhance community well-being
January 26, 2016 – Yukon government has awarded $255,426 to four community organizations for projects that provide socio-economic benefits.

Government of Yukon invests in support for mine sector promotion activities
January 25, 2016 – Government of Yukon commits to the promotion of Yukon’s mineral sector by providing Yukon Mining Alliance with $904,500 over three years.

Yukon’s mining industry promoted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 21, 2016 – The Government of Yukon will promote the territory’s investment readiness to investors on January 24 and 25 in Vancouver.

Yukon’s mineral potential showcased at mining industry meeting
January 21, 2016 – Exploration and investment in Yukon’s mineral resources to be highlighted in Vancouver.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Chamber of Commerce to lead business mission to Ottawa during Yukon Days
January 21, 2016 – Business mission to strengthen relationships between Yukon and Ottawa.

Government of Yukon offers mentorship program to filmmakers
January 18, 2016 – The Film and Sound Commission is launching a pilot Producer Mentorship Program to support the local film industry.

Cultural community initiatives receive Community Development Fund support
January 11, 2016 – Over $188,000 has been awarded for projects that promote and enhance cultural and economic benefits to Yukon communities.


2015

Community Development Fund supports First Nations community improvement initiatives
December 29, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is awarding a total of $150,000 towards projects that help create jobs and improve community well-being.

Yukon government partners with Mount Sima to attract elite skiers and snowboarders
November 2, 2015 – Yukon government partners with the Friends of Mount Sima Society to help make Yukon an elite training destination.

Dempster Highway route selected to bring fibre diversity to Yukon
October 27, 2015 – The Minister of Economic Development announced that a new fibre optic route was chosen.

Yukon government and business delegation to explore energy innovation
October 7, 2015 – Yukon delegation meeting with energy industry experts on innovations and advancements in energy sector.

Ministers promoting Yukon’s mineral sector potential
September 30, 2015 – Ministers will provide updates on government efforts underway to enhance the investment climate in Yukon.

Community Development Fund supports community projects
September 23, 2015 – The Yukon government awarded $102,000 to seven community organizations towards a variety of projects aimed to support health.

Yukoners attend BreakOut West to showcase talent
September 18, 2015 – Local musicians attend music conference and festival in Victoria B.C.

Precious Metals Summit provides promotional opportunities
September 16, 2015 – This summit provides international investors and mineral industry specialists with opportunity to learn about Yukon’s mineral industry.

George Johnston Museum unveils new addition to museum grounds
September 4, 2015 – The not-for-profit association commissioned local artist Keith Wolfe Smarch to paint a traditional Tlingit house-front.

Yukon government, City of Whitehorse partner for tourism and business mission
September 4, 2015 – The Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse will host a business event in Yellowknife in October.

Development fund supports events and enhancements for communities
August 20, 2015 – The Yukon First Nations Cultural and Tourism Association is one of 17 groups sharing more than $900,000 in funding.

Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in Regional Economic Development Plan finalized
August 11, 2015 – This project represents a long-term, sustainable, community-based approach to economic development leading to increased spending.

Best of luck to Team Yukon at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
August 4, 2015 – Team Yukon athletes are on their way to Wood Buffalo, Alberta, to compete at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.

Government of Yukon boosts film and sound projects
July 28, 2015 – Film, demo and full-length sound recording projects receive Government of Yukon funding support.

Community Development Fund contributes to projects promoting community well-being
July 23, 2015 – Yukon government awarded over $103,000 to eight community organizations for projects supporting the enhancement of healthy communities.

Yukon hosts ministers to discuss northern opportunities and challenges
June 23, 2015 – Northern Development Ministers' Forum focuses on infrastructure, partnerships and innovation.

Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program changes increase access to financing
June 10, 2015 – The Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program is being updated to reflect current interest rates.

Coding boot camp trains future Yukon web developers
May 27, 2015 – The Government of Yukon and Lighthouse Labs are working to introduce more web developers into Yukon’s economy.

Five organizations share nearly $600,000 in funding for major projects
May 25, 2015 – Yukon government recently awarded nearly $600,000 to five community organizations, contributing to tourism and culture.

Community Development Fund supports community enhancement and well-being
May 21, 2015 – Yukon government supports projects that enhance community infrastructure.

Atlin Music Festival given go-ahead to purchase beer directly from Yukon business
May 20, 2015 – A one-time agreement has been reached between the governments of Yukon and B.C. that will allow Yukon Brewing to direct ship.

Ministers to attend 2015 Dawson City Gold Show
May 14, 2015 – The 29th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 15.

Yukon youth entrepreneurial skills showcased in Whitehorse
May 8, 2015 – Conference provides youth with skills, inspiration and experience to get business ideas off the ground.

Ministers recognize Mining and Geology Week, pay tribute to industry pioneers
May 7, 2015 – Premier and ministers pay tribute to Yukon Mining and Geology Week.

Yukon businesses reap awards at 2015 Frozen Globe Awards gala in Iqaluit
May 7, 2015 – Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor is congratulating Yukon businesses for receiving bulk of awards at gala.

Yukon government supporting projects that increase community capacity and knowledge
April 24, 2015 – Gardening and food security among projects supported by Community Development Fund.

Groups receive funding to enhance accessibility in their communities
April 21, 2015 – Four community groups sharing $64,000 in CDF funding.

Investment model analysis underway for Whitehorse to Juneau fibre optic link
April 8, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is working towards offering faster, more affordable and reliable telecommunications services.

Nine Yukon community-enhancing initiatives receive funding
February 27, 2015 – Nine Yukon groups will share more than $107,000 for community-enhancing initiatives.

Ministers to attend annual mining convention in Toronto
February 27, 2015 – Ministers of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources in Toronto to promote mineral sector.

Local groups receive funding to develop vibrant and strong communities
February 19, 2015 – The Government of Yukon awarded over $220,000 to seven community organizations for their initiatives for a better Yukon.

Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s mining industry at Roundup
January 23, 2015 – Premier and ministers showcase Yukon’s commitment to mining industry.

Community Development Fund promotes active living and healthy communities
January 15, 2015 – The Government of Yukon awarded more than $159,000 to four community organizations for initiatives for a better Yukon.

Community Development Fund awards more than $67,000 to strengthen Yukon
January 12, 2015 – Seventeen community organizations across Yukon will receive support to strengthen their work and innovate.


2014

Study indicates Yukon could position itself as advantaged site
October 8, 2014 – Yukon could be an "advantaged site" for a data centre used to house computer systems and associated components if fibre optic and energy infrastructure upgrades occur as planned.

Community Development Fund awards over $972,000 to fund initiatives
August 20, 2014 – Yukon communities and organizations will benefit from over $972,000 in Community Development Fund support.

Music pros: Apply to develop your business and represent Yukon
August 1, 2014 – Yukon Film & Sound calling for applicants from music industry to be part of Team Yukon contingent to BreakOut West.

Development fund supports 15 community initiatives
July 22, 2014 – Community Development Fund awards over $206,000 to 15 projects supporting enhancements to Yukon communities.

Development fund supports renovations and enhancements for communities
June 12, 2014 – Community organizations will benefit from tier III CDF support.

Next generation of inventors build robots with astronaut’s help
May 13, 2014 – The Technology & Telecommunications Development Directorate invites students to create robots during a community tour.

Film & Sound Commission support brings Yukoners’ stories to life
May 13, 2014 – New Yukon films are in development with Filmmakers Fund support.

Innovative environment encourages technology solutions for health care challenges
May 1, 2014 – High energy event to match technology with healthcare and brainstorm solutions to most pressing health care needs.

Cultural, artistic and educational projects get underway with Community Development Fund support
April 4, 2014 – Twenty community-driven projects support Yukon’s social, cultural and economic quality of life.

Premier and ministers attend industry conference with Yukon’s mineral sector
March 3, 2014 – Yukoner's mineral companies are being recognized and meeting with investors at PDAC.

Yukon and Alaska moving forward on feasibility study for potential economic corridor
February 25, 2014 – Feasibility of developing electrical and telecommunication connections between Yukon and southeast Alaska to be assessed.

Government and industry consider next steps for improving broadband
February 12, 2014 – Two-day forum in Whitehorse continues work towards a better-connected North.

New albums and demos made possible through the Yukon Sound Recording Program
February 3, 2014 – Eleven Yukon musicians and groups receive financial assistance to record music.

Premier and ministers to connect with mining industry at Roundup
January 24, 2014 – Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver highlights exploration and geology in Yukon, B.C. and Alaska.

Pan-territorial partners make broadband connectivity recommendations
January 23, 2014 – Report examines connectivity levels and recommends service standards based on user-group needs.

Community projects create new opportunities to explore, learn and grow
January 14, 2014 – Funding helps 18 organizations move forward with community projects.

Yukon’s mineral sector highlighted at Invest Yukon Pavilion
January 10, 2014 – Yukon government and Yukon Mining Alliance partner to attract investors.


2013

Premier welcomes Canada’s North Summit delegates to Yukon
October 15, 2013 – Business, government, Aboriginal and community leaders will focus on Northern economic and social issues.

Community Development Fund helps communicate, educate and renovate
October 1, 2013 – Funding local and regional initiatives helps communities.

Northern development ministers to gather in Whitehorse
September 26, 2013 – Sixty delegates and officials will come to Whitehorse in September 2014.

Yukon Economic Outlook forecasts tenth consecutive year of GDP growth
September 25, 2013 – Present economic climate and forecasts point to growth in 2014.

Community Development Fund provides $1 million boost for Yukon community projects
September 19, 2013 – Community organizations receive funding for recreation, health and education projects.

Minister works with counterparts to support northern development
September 19, 2013 – Minister Currie Dixon travels to the Northern Development Ministers' Forum in Fort McMurray.

Education initiatives and community events receive Community Development Fund support
August 12, 2013 – Seventeen Yukon community organizations awarded more than $176,000 through the Community Development Fund.

Yukon musicians head to the studio with help from the Yukon Sound Recording Program
August 8, 2013 – The Yukon Film & Sound Commission is providing funding to several local musicians for recording projects.

Yukon government partners with First Nations for telecommunications link study
August 6, 2013 – Partnership studies feasibility of an alternate telecommunications link for Yukon.

Yukon working towards regional solutions to regional challenges
July 15, 2013 – The Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit in Anchorage, Alaska will include a Yukon hospitality event.

Yukon supports national showcase for First Nation communities, businesses and artists
June 13, 2013 – The Government of Yukon is supporting an arts and culture event to coincide with the Assembly of First Nations 34th Annual General Assembly.

Yukon government supports customer service training
April 30, 2013 – Welcome Yukon customer service workshops will benefit employees and Yukon businesses.

Yukoner wins prestigious national screenwriting award
April 24, 2013 – The Writers Guild of Canada has awarded a Yukon documentary filmmaker.

Cannes Film Festival to screen Yukon short film
April 18, 2013 – One of the world's largest and most prestigious film festivals is screening a Yukon short film.

Community Development Fund helps organizations with broad range of projects
March 7, 2013 – Several community organizations are receiving assistance from Tier 1 of the Community Development Fund

Business skills development opportunity ‘music to the ears’ of Yukon’s industry
February 18, 2013 – Local music industry members will participate in the Canadian Music Week's 3 day Music Summit with assistance from the Yukon government.

Directorate being developed to support ICT sector and telecommunications infrastructure
February 14, 2013 – The Government of Yukon announces the creation of a Technology and Telecom Development Directorate.

Yukon’s Sound Recording Program benefitting new and veteran sound artists
January 14, 2013 – Eight Yukon recording artists are receiving a total of $22,000 to further their sound careers.

Yukon promoting competitive advantages and mineral potential during Asian tour
January 9, 2013 – Economic Development goes to Asia to promote Yukon as a great place to invest.


2012

Community Development Fund invests in the future, commemorates the past
December 4, 2012 – Several community organizations have been awarded Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding for projects under the Community Development Fund.

New pan-territorial Frozen Globe awards to honour northern businesses
November 19, 2012 – Yukon is supporting UpHere Business magazine as it launches its first-ever business awards, the Frozen Globes.

Yukon’s strategic investment advantages to take centre stage in Germany
November 2, 2012 – As part of Yukon Gold Mining Alliance’s European marketing tour, Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon is speaking in Munich, Germany about Yukon’s strategic investment advantages.

Public spaces receive helping hand from the Community Development Fund
October 22, 2012 – Several organizations receive support for diverse community initiatives.

Community Development Fund Tier 1 supports arts, recreation and communication
September 26, 2012 – Several organizations receive support for diverse community initiatives.

Yukon signs sister province agreement with Shaanxi
September 18, 2012 – Yukon and Shaanxi Province in China are signing an agreement to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two jurisdictions.

Premier, ministers to attend Pacific Northwest Economic Region annual summit
July 12, 2012 – Premier and ministers are travelling to the PNWER annual summit to represent Yukon and discuss Arctic Caucus issues.

Northern economic issues the focus at PNWER’s Arctic Caucus meeting in Whitehorse
May 14, 2012 – The Pacific Northwest Economic Region's Arctic Caucus is meeting in Whitehorse this month.

Community Development Fund supports Yukon paramedic training program and other community initiatives
May 11, 2012 – 12 community organizations have been awarded Tier 3 funding through the Community Development Fund.

Yukon filmmakers developing new film projects
April 10, 2012 – New Yukon film projects are in development with support from the Yukon Filmmakers Fund.

Yukon provides research, innovation and commercialization certainty through funding
March 12, 2012 – The Yukon Research Centre and the Yukon Cold Climate Innovation Centre are receiving funding from Department of Education and the Department of Economic Development respectively.

Yukon’s music industry receives sound support
January 11, 2012 – Yukon Sound Recording Program provides $18,000 in funding to six Yukon artists.


2011

Community development funding provided to 22 organizations
December 13, 2011 – The Whitehorse History Book Society and Yukon Broomball Association are among 22 groups receiving community development funding.

Yukoners receive recognition at international horror film festival in California
November 18, 2011 – Yukon made film premieres at Screamfest Horror International Film Festival in California.

Government of Yukon supports cold climate technology research
August 26, 2011 – Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation Centre (YCCIC) is receiving $1 million in core funding to support its mandate.

Community Development Fund pitches in for softball
August 25, 2011 – Two Yukon softball diamonds getting upgrades and repairs with help from the CDF.

Yukon artists receive funding for sound recordings
July 22, 2011 – Music to the ears of Yukon artists who will recieve funding.

Arena addition and increased health ambition projects receive CDF Tier 3 funding
June 3, 2011 – A total of $1.2 million has been awarded to eight recipients.

Community Development Fund serves up funding to Tennis Yukon
March 9, 2011 – Yukon’s Community Development Fund (CDF) is awarding 12 recipients with $168,319 through Tier 1 funding.

Yukon film location website Yukonic launched and displayed in Times Square
March 9, 2011 – Times Square, New York playing Yukon film location website on MTV giant screen.

Yukon film projects financed through Yukon Filmmakers Fund
January 31, 2011 – The Film & Sounds Commission awards $40,000 to Yukon filmmakers to produce video projects.

Yukon artists receive Sound Recording Program support
January 20, 2011 – Rock-on Yukon, twelve local musicians heard music to their ears when informed they are recipients for a combined total of $36,000 in funding to record a demo or full-length album.

Community Development Fund shoots and scores
January 17, 2011 – The Community Development Fund is promoting long-term social and economic benefits by funding great community projects.


2010

Yukon to leverage strategic mining advantages at international forums
November 8, 2010 – Yukon goes to China to promote mining investment opportunities

Community Development Funds awarded to 10 projects
October 5, 2010 – Emergency preparedness and heritage projects supported by the Community Dvelopment Fund.

Fifteen community projects receive CDF funding
September 15, 2010 – Yukon government's CDF program is helping Yukoners with disabilities.

Webisodes provide training for local film crews and promote Yukon as a filming location
July 28, 2010 – Yukon film crews hired to direct webisodes advertising Yukon as a premier film location.

A wide cross-section of community projects receive Tier 1 funding
July 28, 2010 – Whitehorse residents with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C get help finding housing – just one of the many CDF projects awarded from the Tier 1 intake.

Industry supported through Yukon’s Sound Recording Program
June 25, 2010 – Yukon band, Home Sweet Home, and others are ready to promote their music with help from the Yukon government.

Community clubs, culture and recreation groups receive development funds
May 7, 2010 – Whitehorse waterfront receives planning dollars from Community Development Fund.

Yukon Film & Sound Commission wins on the global stage
April 30, 2010 – Commission places third for the most informative marketing booth.

Community Development Fund awards $282,000 for Yukon projects
April 14, 2010 – Early childhood educators, orienteering championships, and other projects for Yukon communities

Webisodes showcase Yukon as a premier film location
March 24, 2010 – New webisodes to feature Yukon as a great film location will create employment for local film industry.

Yukon meets the world’s mineral industry at PDAC
March 5, 2010 – Yukon promotes potential at world-renowned conference.

Economic Development promoting Yukon at 2010 Winter Games
February 17, 2010 – Yukon business and investment opportunities profiled at Olympics.

Community Development Fund supports First Nations culture and heritage
January 26, 2010 – Haines Junction cultural centre and Dene games in schools among those receiving support.

Yukon musicians advancing their careers
January 25, 2010 – Seven Yukon musicians share $23,000 for development of demo and full-length recordings.


2009