Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

Telephone: 
867-667-6162
Fax: 
867- 668-7539
Email: 

yawc [at] northwestel [dot] net

Advocacy Description: 

Since 1983, the objectives of the Society are to:

• advance the interests of Aboriginal women in the Yukon including Status, Non-Status, Indians and Metis;
• support and enforce the rights of Aboriginal women and the civil and human rights of all Native women in the Yukon and Northern B.C.;
• help Aboriginal women increase their feeling of adequacy and their sense of responsibility through planning, developing and managing self-help projects;
• encourage Aboriginal women to assume a more positive and active part in developing skills to support their people;
• promote and aid in the development and preservation of Indian culture, arts and handicrafts; and
• remain non-partisan in its activities and dealings with the Government and political parties of Canada.

Current projects include:
• Administration of Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) funding for Aboriginal women in Yukon.
• Brothers in Spirit initiative;
• Expanding Aboriginal women's groups and organizations;
• Providing an important voice for Aboriginal women at local, territorial, national and international levels.

Location

307 Jarvis Street , Suite #102, on the Main Floor
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2H3
Canada
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