Government of Yukon

Women's Directorate


2017

Government of Yukon announces development of Sexualized Assault Response Team
December 5, 2017 – Resources are being provided to develop a Sexualized Assault Response Team (SART), which will begin offering services in spring 2018.

Government of Yukon and MacBride Museum celebrate Women’s History Month with series of speakers
September 29, 2017 – The Government of Yukon and MacBride Museum are partnering to host a series of talks in celebration of Women’s History month.

Yukon-based projects share $300,000 to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls
August 1, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has awarded funding to local organizations that help prevent violence against women.

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.


2016

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.