News - Yukon

January 21, 2015
People in Canada’s northern territories continue to be troubled by food prices that are dramatically inflated relative to other parts of the country. Statistics Canada data from 2009, the last year...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Indigenous, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
July 9, 2014
Whitehorse residents and community leaders gathered in the rain Friday to express their disapproval of the government’s decision to scrap an affordable housing program in the city. About 40 people...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, Yukon
November 15, 2011
As Occupy encampments around the world are being violently evicted, residents of a six month old tent city in Whitehorse have moved a couple of meters in response to an eviction notice. Since June,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Yukon
August 24, 2011
A series of podcasts by people involved in the history of the self-government movement in Yukon, "Voices of Visions" offers 10 20 minute podcasts. The podcasts are available in mp3 format, allowing...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Government Policy, Indigenous, Inuit, Yukon
March 10, 2011
Nutrition North Canada is a subsidy program run by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada meant to lower the price of healthy perishable foods for Canadians living in remote Northern areas. Nutrition...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Indigenous, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
February 22, 2011
The Teslin Tlingit Council in southern Yukon has signed a historic agreement to run its own justice system, allowing the self-governing First Nation to enact its own laws including wildlife and land...
Keywords: Indigenous, Legal Research, Yukon
January 4, 2011
The Yukon government has released two reports: The Whitehorse Housing Adequacy Study and The Dimensions of Social Inclusion and Social Exclusion in Yukon 2010 report, as part of the creation of the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Yukon
October 15, 2008
Homelessness Action Week is held in communities across BC and the Yukon between October 12-19, 2008. Find out what is happening in your community: Homeless Action Week Events (Link removed - No...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia, Yukon
January 8, 2008
New research by Jack Hicks, a social research consultant living in Iqaluit, Nunavut, tracks how suicide trends in the Arctic correlate with increased colonialism and modernization in the Arctic....
Keywords: Indigenous, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada, International
December 10, 2007
According to a press release put out by the Yukon Health and Social Services ("Proposed Social Assistance Reforms Announced,") the ministry has reviewed social assistance rates and programs and has...
Keywords: Welfare, Yukon
June 26, 2007
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
June 10, 2006
Bishop Gary Gordon, who recently moved to Whitehorse, believes that a food bank would be a large help to the community. He is working with local anti-poverty advocates urging the establishment of one...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Organizing, Yukon
May 3, 2006
A Whitehorse chatolic mission that originally opertated to give out emergency food to the city's needy has begun to operate as a food bank. As the numbers of people who came to recieve emergency food...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Yukon
January 8, 2006
The increased cost of fuel has made it difficult for Elders and low income earners of the Yukon's Kwantlen-Dun nation to pay their energy bills. The First Nation's Director of Finance is very...
Keywords: Indigenous, Utilities, Yukon
July 5, 2004
Yukon's Social Assistance payments are not meeting the needs of people who live in the community. Many of those on welfare would like to work, but live in small communities with very few employment...
Keywords: Welfare, Yukon
August 29, 2003
A Salvation Army homeless shelter in Whitehorse managed to avoid having to close down for the summer. It looked like the shelter wasn't going to have enough money to provide services to the city's...
Keywords: Homelessness, Yukon
May 17, 2002
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition made several recommendations to the Federal Health Care Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada during the Commission's public consultations. Among others,...
Keywords: Health, Yukon
November 18, 2001
The days of slow connections are a thing of the past for Dawson City. October saw highspeed access available to Dawson City residents in the form of cable and DSL.
Keywords: Technology, Yukon