Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Cooking up some good

A group of Yukon chefs saw a community need in the wake of COVID-19 and have stepped up to fill it in a big way. The Yukon Chef Collective is a group of passionate, local culinary professionals who have come together to give back by creating meals for the Whitehorse Food Bank.

What’s your story?

Ulrike Levins (left) and others celebrate completing the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition’s Voices Influencing Change program PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition Life isn’t always kind and rosy. Each of us experiences things we would rather not and, as a result, have a story to tell. These challenges sometimes leave deep hurts, wounds and scars that …

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“It Can Happen to Anybody”

“Once you hit homelessness your world crumbles. People don’t know that there’s people who care.” So says Kerry Nolan, who is speaking first hand. Now, she is the administrative coordinator at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in downtown Whitehorse. She welcomes women to the centre, chats with them over coffee while they wait for appointments. …

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Creating Healthy Communities

United Way Yukon is a charity that raises money to fund Yukon organizations. Its mandate is to fund programs that enhance the “physical, mental and social well-being” of Yukoners. So says Brian Bonia, who is United Way Yukon’s campaign cabinet director. It is a volunteer position. An example of these organizations are Blood Ties Four …

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What’s in a Name?

She later met Tucker at a Whitehorse Folk Music Society coffee house gig. “Ray must have been talking to Scott Wilson, and then we all just came together,” she says. The group’s biggest outing so far was a slot last fall in the Junction Arts and Music (JAM) series in Haines Junction. It was Wilson’s …

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What a difference a day makes

What difference can one day possibly make? To the homeless, to the poor, to those who have fallen on hard times, a day can make quite a difference. That is what Debbie Thomas and Julie Ménard wish to communicate and why the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition is organizing Whitehorse Connects. Thomas, a coordinator for the event …

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