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Economic Development


Yukon small businesses to thrive with government support
November 14, 2017 – Small businesses in Yukon will continue to grow and succeed thanks to a government investment of more than $247,200 in the Yukon Business Development Program.

Government of Yukon supports Kluane First Nation Elders’ Memory Project
October 6, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has provided the Kluane First Nation with $18,750 through the Community Development Fund to hire professional researchers to record and document the life and community histories of its Elders, with the goal of producing a legacy publication.

The forecast calls for hot pancakes and warm, syrupy feelings at the United Way Yukon Breakfast this Friday
September 28, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is proud to once again organize the annual United Way Breakfast, which marks the start of October’s United Way Month fundraising events.

Premier and Minister lead investment mission in Toronto
September 14, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver and Minister Ranj Pillai will lead a mining and mineral exploration investment mission to Toronto on September 14 and 15.

Government support for community-driven projects
August 29, 2017 – The Government of Yukon supports community-driven projects.

Roof replacement for Destruction Bay Community Centre
August 25, 2017 – The Destruction Bay Community Centre gets new roof thanks for funding provided by the Department of Community Service and Economic Development.

Locals and visitors are getting a taste of Yukon's culinary industry
August 24, 2017 – Flavours of Yukon to be showcased during culinary festival.

Community Development Fund supports Ross River community projects
July 17, 2017 – Government of Yukon has approved nearly $700,000 towards 18 community projects through CDF Tier 2 funding.

Government of Yukon provides funding to the Golden Age Society
June 22, 2017 – The Golden Age Society received $18,900 from the Government of Yukon's Community Development Fund last week.

The Community Development Fund supports meaningful community projects
June 20, 2017 – Thirteen projects that promote social, cultural and economic benefits to Yukoners have received more than $130,000 in Tier 1 funding from the Yukon government's Community Development Fund.

Business Incentive Program will be applied to the City of Whitehorse’s municipal operations building
June 12, 2017 – Yukoners will benefit from the use of the Business Incentive Program for the City of Whitehorse's municipal operations building project.

Digital media projects eligible for Government of Yukon film funding initiatives
April 24, 2017 – Yukon digital media projects are now eligible for funding under Government of Yukon film funds.

Yukon government supports Tier 3 projects generating economic benefits to Yukon’s citizens
April 12, 2017 – Government of Yukon's CDF awarded more than $1 million to eight community organizations through Tier III funding last week.

Government of Yukon signs on to new Canadian Free Trade Agreement
April 7, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is pleased to join Canada and the provinces and territories in signing the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Community Development Fund awards $131,000 for Yukon projects
April 3, 2017 – Ten organizations will receive more than $131,000 from the Community Development Fund, creating approximately 2,000 hours of employment.

Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival
March 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon supports First Nation filmmakers participating in the Berlin International Film Festival and Marketplace.

Government of Yukon provides funding towards the development of community projects
March 16, 2017 – New recipients of the community development fund have been announced.

PDAC a successful showcase of Yukon’s mineral industry
March 9, 2017 – The Government of Yukon presented at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) this week.

New community projects funded through the Community Development Fund
February 14, 2017 – The Government of Yukon awarded more than $186,000 to 12 community organizations through the Community Development Fund.


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.