Government of Yukon

Women's Directorate


Yukon advisory committee to support work of National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Yukon
April 11, 2017 – Minister responsible for the Women's Directorate Jeanie Dendys, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council president Doris Anderson will co-chair the reconvened group of advocates and community leaders.

Yukon presents on Indigenous women’s empowerment at the United Nations
March 15, 2017 – Minister responsible for the Women's Directorate presents at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.


Projects to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women awarded funding
October 3, 2016 – The Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund provides assistance for violence prevention projects developed by and for Aboriginal women.

Yukon dedicated to full participation in National Inquiry
August 3, 2016 – Yukon’s advisory committee remains committed to working across Canada to ensure inquiry is truly national and reflects Yukon realities.

Yukon government launches Shifting Territory – Indicators of Yukon Gender Equality website
March 30, 2016 – The site will include statistical information on the status of women in Yukon and an interactive timeline of Yukon women's history.

Yukon to present at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
March 14, 2016 – Minister Taylor will speak on behalf of Canada on the topic of gender-data design, collection and analysis.

Government of Yukon continues its support of A Safe Place drop-in program
March 10, 2016 – Whitehorse drop-in centre for women and children gets extra funding.

Communiqué–Outcomes and priorities for action to address violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 26, 2016 – Canadian leaders committed to coordinated action to prevent violence.

Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 24, 2016 – A Yukon delegation is attending the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Communiqué–Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 12, 2016 – Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

Trouble puppet show tours communities
January 19, 2016 – The show will tour schools in communities throughout Yukon to teach children how to manage emotions.


Campaign to end violence against women receives crime prevention funding
November 25, 2015 – Les EssentiElles receives support from the Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund.

Whitehorse Affordable Family Housing residence program expanded
November 17, 2015 – The program offers a range of services that support independent living and skills development.

Sally and Sisters/Soeurs celebrate fifth anniversary
September 28, 2015 – Fifth anniversary of the Sally and Sisters program which provides hot meals to women and children twice a week.

Women’s Forum to be held in Whitehorse this September
September 3, 2015 – Women's Forum to focus on women and justice at annual meeting.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to host new legal advocate for women
July 21, 2015 – Legal advocate to be recruited to help women navigate the criminal justice system.

Five projects share $200,000 to help prevent violence against Aboriginal women
May 28, 2015 – The Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund has provided some $1.9 million for 70 projects since 2004.

Yukon communities honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women
April 10, 2015 – Yukon communities have created 39 moccasin tops to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

New advocate will support Yukon women navigating legal system
March 26, 2015 – $281,000 in funding announced for provision of women’s legal advocate position and legal advocacy program enhancement.

Puppet show tours Yukon schools to help children learn about non-violence
March 2, 2015 – Yukon artists base educational puppet show on Only You Are You book.

Yukon delegation participates in National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
February 26, 2015 – Premier, First Nations chiefs, and others attend first national roundtable to address violence against aboriginal women.


Women’s History Month poster honours women with disabilities
October 31, 2014 – Each year in October the Women's Directorate honours the achievements and contributions of women and girls.

Strong Yukon delegation attends fourth National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Nova Scotia
October 23, 2014 – Minister led Yukon delegation to fourth National Aboriginal Women's Summit in Membertou.

Women’s forum will focus on interpersonal violence at work, home and in community
August 29, 2014 – The annual women's forum helps to develop public awareness of the issues affecting the status of women and changes attitudes within Yukon so that women may enjoy equality of opportunity.

Funding announced for five violence prevention projects
May 16, 2014 – Five community projects delivered by and for Aboriginal women will work towards reducing violence in our communities.


Yukon Girl Guides honoured during Women’s History Month
October 11, 2013 – New poster commemorating 100 years of Yukon Girl Guides released on International Day of the Girl.

Transitional haven now available for Yukon women
August 26, 2013 – A new 10-unit second stage housing project for women and children fleeing abuse opens in Whitehorse.

Am I the Solution? social marketing campaign continues
July 15, 2013 – Am I the Solution? anti-violence campaign will continue with new elements to be released this fall/winter.

Three-year funding supports women’s organizations
June 12, 2013 – Yukon organizations supporting women’s equality will receive long-term funding.

Yukon government joins call for national public inquiry
April 23, 2013 – Yukon to join provincial and territorial counterparts in calling for a national public inquiry by the federal government into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund recipients announced
March 22, 2013 – Six new projects aimed at preventing violence against Aboriginal women are receiving funding.

Yukon government funding to support Aboriginal women's priorities
March 20, 2013 – Aboriginal women in Yukon to receive funding to support equality and priorities

Innovative affordable housing program continues for another five years
February 7, 2013 – Single-parent complex continues to get successful programs and services.


Silhouettes showcases anti-violence messages in public places
December 4, 2012 – Silhouettes being displayed in a number of public places as another means of provoking discussion and action in our daily lives to end violence against women.

Women’s History Month poster celebrates Yukon girls
October 11, 2012 – This year’s Women’s History Month poster features original artwork and photographs submitted by Yukon girls and young women. The images depict their responses to the question, “What does equality and fairness for girls look like to you?”

Coordinator position for single parent family complex to continue
September 28, 2012 – Family housing project in Whitehorse will conitue to benefit from coordinator services.

Women's Directorate to co-host the second Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Summit
September 18, 2012 – The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Summit 2 is scheduled to occur October 13 and 14.

Contract for second stage housing is awarded
June 18, 2012 – New housing project in Whitehorse will aid women and children fleeing abuse.

Public invited to participate in anti-violence campaign on Facebook
June 15, 2012 – Social marketing campaign invites Yukoners to have their portraits sketched and added to the new Facebook page.

Funding will help groups address violence against Aboriginal women
June 4, 2012 – Eight organizations receive funding under the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund

Government launches anti-violence social marketing campaign
March 27, 2012 – A new social marketing campaign aims to change attitudes and behaviour toward violence against women and girls.

Government commits $4.5 million towards second stage housing
March 6, 2012 – Transitional housing to be built in Whitehorse for women and children escaping abuse.


Government commits to second stage housing
July 6, 2011 – Yukon government commits $1 million for second stage housing project.

Prevention of violence against Aboriginal women funding announced
March 28, 2011 – Projects to prevent violence against Aboriginal women, designed and delivered by Aboriginal women to meet the needs of their communities, received funding from the Yukon government.


Funding aimed at preventing violence against Aboriginal women
August 20, 2010 – Six organizations to receive funds to help tackle violence against Aboriginal women.

Three-year funding helps achieve equality for women
August 2, 2010 – The 2010-13 Women’s Equality Funding Program provides funding to nine organizations.

Leadership, education and wellness opportunities for Yukon Aboriginal women
June 30, 2010 – Yukon Aboriginal women to deliver projects to further equality

French language Women’s Directorate website now online
May 14, 2010 – Francophones can access information about services and programs for women.

Funding enhancements advance work on gender equity
January 28, 2010 – Yukon organizations working on behalf of women receive long-term funding.