Women's Directorate

Women's Directorate

Women's Directorate

  

 

 Pictured are Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council president Doris Anderson, Yukon delegate and family member Toni Blanchard, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill, Yukon delegate and family member Melissa Carlick and Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor.

Yukon delegation attends National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

A Yukon delegation comprising Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council president Doris Anderson, family members and First Nation leaders attended the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 24–26, 2016. Leaders from across the country committed to ongoing urgent and coordinated action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls, and to continue this work during the national inquiry on MMIWG.

Read the communiqué from the National Roundtable, as well as the Outcomes and Priorities for Action to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls


New on our website:

 Prevention of Violence against Aboriginal Women Funding Call (2017-18)

The Women’s Directorate invites applications to the Prevention of Violence against Aboriginal Women Project Funding. The funding provides assistance to community-based violence prevention projects, designed and developed by and for Aboriginal women.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 14, 2016 by 4:30pm.

Projects may apply for up to $25,000 for one year projects or $50,000 for two year projects.

Please contact:
Lorie Larose at 667-3026 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3026 for more information, or if you’d like support in developing ideas for your proposal.

Application packages can be found here


Opening remarks from co-chairs at the Yukon Regional Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls 

Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls at the Yukon Regional Roundtable

Deputy Premier of Yukon and Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council president Doris Anderson co-chaired the Yukon Regional Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on February 12th, 2016. The roundtable was an opportunity for Yukon organizations and governments to better understand Yukon’s context, hear directly from families, share existing initiatives and best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration and action.

Read the declaration  and communiqué from the Yukon Regional Roundtable here.


Contact us 

Location: Unit 1, 404 Hanson Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing address:
Box 2703 (WD-1)
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-3030
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 Ext. 3030
Fax: (867) 393-6270
Email: stephanie.coulthard@gov.yk.ca

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