Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. Our members are an action-based team who partner with other community members on issues involving food, shelter and access to services.

Free food in Whitehorse
Safe at Home
A Living Wage in Whitehorse
Surviving in Whitehorse
Sharon Kempton
My Story

I would like you to lose your job, your RRSPs, your retirement funds, your health. Within the next 6 months. Then apply for Social Assistance. Try to get a Handicap Card. Get set up for the Handybus. Live. It's like walking through a minefield. I have something that is called “Roaming Arthritis”. Not sure when it will hit, but when it does my feet swell up and its extremely painful. Or my ankles. Or my knees. So walking, is impossible at times.

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