December 12, 2019 in News Release

Honouring Connections fosters progressive approach to supporting First Nations children in care

FOR RELEASE December 12, 2019 This is a joint news release between Council of Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon Yukon First Nations governments, the Council of Yukon First…

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November 20, 2019 in News Release

Yukon First Nations launch nutritional meals program in rural communities

Children and youth in Yukon First Nations rural communities will have access to two meals a day, five days per week with a new initiative launched through the Council of…

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October 9, 2019 in News Release

Yukon Native Language Centre launches new language video project

FOR RELEASE October 9, 2019 Yukon Native Language Centre launches new language video project Yukon First Nations, with the support of the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and the…

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Employment Opportunity

Digitization Technician

Job Summary: Reporting to the Curriculum Developer at the Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC), this position is responsible for digitizing paper and electronic language files and operations such as data entry, organization, cross referencing, scanning, copying, filing and retrieval. The successful candidate will work closely with Yukon First Nations.

Screening Criteria: Diploma in Administration, Business, Records Management or relevant field or equivalency obtained through coursework or experience.

Salary:                   Level 8E $78,107.95

Category:            Term, part-time (January 2020 – October 2020)

Additional Information: The closing date for this competition is January 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Secondments may also be considered to fill this position.

Please submit resumes to:

Council of Yukon First Nations – Human Resources


Phone: (867) 393-9200 ext. 9237

Fax: (867) 668-6577



Expression of Interest 

Reaching Home: Territorial funding stream

present – March 31, 2020

Closing Date: December 13, 2019 – 4:30 pm

The Council of Yukon First Nations, acting as the Community Entity in conjunction with the Yukon Community Advisory Board, is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from non-government organizations, Yukon First Nations and other community organizations for initiatives that align with the federal government’s Reaching Home objectives.

Reaching Home Background:

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness across Canada. This program provides funding to urban, Indigenous, rural and remote communities to help them address their local homelessness needs.

Priority for this EOI will be given to projects that focus on Housing Services and/or Prevention and Shelter Diversion in rural Yukon communities.  This is the first step in a transparent process to identify additional projects that can be implemented this fiscal year and for which all project costs can be allocated prior to March 31, 2019. One major project or various smaller projects from proponents, where the total funding requests do not exceed the remaining program funds (approximately $150,000), will be considered. Deadline for submissions is November 29th, 2019.

Please download the EOI Guide and the EOI Application Form using the links provided below:

Reaching Home-EOI-Guide

Territorial Communities EOI Application Form

All proposals, including the EOI Application Form and any Supporting Documents can be emailed, faxed or delivered in person through any of the following methods:



Council of Yukon First Nations

2166 Second Avenue

Whitehorse, Yukon


Attention: Donovan Côté, Reaching Home Strategy Coordinator

Fax: 867-668-6577

Contact Person:

Donovan Côté

(867) 393-9222 Ext : 9222



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