Women's Directorate

Women's Directorate

Women's Directorate

Yukon women's groups

Elizabeth Frye Society of Yukon
Les EssentiElles
Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society
PSAC Regional Women's Committee
Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre
Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle
Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council
Yukon Status of Women Council
Yukon Women in Trades and Technology


Elizabeth Frye Society of Yukon

The society works with women involved in the justice system. They assist women with issues that arise while they are in prison or transitioning back into the community (e.g. housing, social assistance, access to community supports). 

Contact:
23-1114 First Avenue (Horwood's Mall) | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 1A3
Phone: 867-334-2419 or 867-335-4593
Email: efryyukon@hotmail.com | Visit our website


Les EssentiElles

Les EssentiElles aims to improve the quality of life of Francophone Yukon women while meeting their needs and representing their interests at the territorial and national levels. They also:

  • Help create solidarity between French, English and First Nations women in Yukon
  • Work with Yukon and national organizations to improve women's conditions
  • Provide resources to French women living in a minority setting

Contact:
302 Strickland Street | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 2K1
Phone: 867-668-2636 | Fax: 867-668-3511
Email: elles@essentielles.ca | Visit our website


Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society

A non-profit organization funded by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Members of the society:

  • Work to heal the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools
  • Serve the 5 Kaska communities of Good Hope Lake, Fort Ware, Lower Post, Watson Lake and Ross River
  • Offer western psychotherapy (counselling and training) and traditional healing (music, sweats and healing ceremonies) programs
  • Host a camp at Frances Lake where many of our cultural activities take place

Contact:
Box 3 | Watson Lake | YOA 1CO
Phone: 867-536-2097 | Fax: 867-536-2810
Email: lawsadmin@northwestel.net | Visit our website


Public Service Alliance of Canada's (PSAC) Whitehorse and Dawson City Regional Women’s Committees (RWC)

These committees provide advice and advocacy on regional concerns of women represented by the union. PSAC represents over 1,500 Yukon women including employees from:

  • Government of Yukon
  • Government of Canada
  • Daycares
  • Transition homes
  • Yukon College
  • Child Development Centre
  • Yukon Hospital Corporation
  • Klondike Visitors' Association
  • Yukon Energy
  • City of Whitehorse

Contact:
100-2285 2nd Avenue | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 1C9
Phone: 867-667-2331 | Fax: 867-633-5347
Email: debrecn@PSAC.com | Visit our website


Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre

A local non-government, non-profit organization that offers programming, advocacy and support to women throughout the Yukon. The Centre is directed by a coordinating collective and is staffed by a program coordinator, a women's advocate, an administration assistant and occasional project staff. 

Drop-in hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays (except on Thursdays) | 3 to 6 p.m. followed by an evening program on Thursdays

Contact:
503 Hanson Street | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 1Y9
Phone: 867-667-2693 | Fax: 867-667-7004
Email: Women's advocate | Program coordinator | Visit our website | View our blog


Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle

This non-profit, community-based society provides a platform for all Aboriginal women to voice their concerns and to seek support and guidance from each another and the board participates in community events that promote wellness and healing.

Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month.

Contact:
Suite 202-307 Jarvis Street | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 2H3
Phone: 867-668-7532
Email: wawc@northwestel.net | Visit our website


Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

  • advances the interests of women of Indian or Inuit ancestry in the Yukon including Status, Non-Status, Indians and Metis;
  • supports and enforces the Indian Rights of the Status Indian women and the civil and human rights of all native women in the Yukon and Northern B.C.;
  • help Indian women increase their feeling of adequacy and their sense of responsibility through planning, developing and managing self-help projects;
  • encourages Indian women to assume a more positive and active part in developing skills to support their people;
  • promotes and aids in the development and preservation of Indian culture, arts and handicrafts; and
  • remains non-partisan in its activities and dealings with the Government and political parties of Canada.

Contact:
Suite 202-307 Jarvis Street | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 2H3
Phone: 867-667-6162 | Fax: 867- 668-7539
Email: yawc@northwestel.net | Visit our website  


Yukon Status of Women Council

An advocacy and awareness group for local and national women's issues. The council has been operating for over 30 years and is a strong lobbyist for feminist political change through political activism, public awareness, and education.

Contact:
503 Hanson Street | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 1Y9
Phone: 867-667-4637 | Fax: 867-667-7004
Email: yswc@klondiker.com | Visit our website  


Yukon Women in Trades and Technology (YWITT)

YWITT believes that gender shouldn't be a barrier to pursuing career opportunities and works to increase the number of women in Yukon trades and technology jobs by:

  • Educating women about career opportunities and the viability of trades and technology;
  • Finding women and employers who would be successful working together;
  • Supporting potential and present trades women.

Contact:
137B Industrial Road | Whitehorse, Yukon | Y1A 2V2
Phone: 867-667-4441 | Fax: 867-633-5689
Email: ywitt@yukonwitt.org | Visit our website