About Us

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Co-chairs

  • Bill Thomas
  • Charlotte Hrenchuk
  • Colette Acheson

Secretary

  • Michael Dougherty

Treasurer

  • To be announced

Members at Large

  • Jack Bogaard
  • Ross Findlater
  • Larry Kwiat
  • Laurie MacFeeters
  • Julie Menard
  • Walking Wolf Sawdy
  • David Skelton
  • Jan Stick

Coordinator

  • Kristina Craig

Community Outreach

  • Kate Mechan

Housing Navigator & Housing Coordinator

  • Meg Grudeski

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) was formed in 1996. We are committed to facilitating the elimination of poverty in Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. We currently have over 430 members including individuals, politicians, non-governmental agencies, and representatives from the business and faith community.

Our official mandate...

  • Foster development of strategies and activities to reduce poverty in Yukon;
  • The promotion of awareness of poverty in Yukon;
  • To help provide a voice for Yukoners living in poverty; and
  • Coordinate efforts and information regarding poverty among individuals and organizations within and outside Yukon.

YAPC is led by three volunteer co-Chairs who are elected at our annual general meeting. These individuals share the responsibility of chairing meetings, engaging with community and representing YAPC members’ voices on poverty related issues.

Yukon Government Department of Health and Social Services provides an annual contribution of $62,000 for administrative support to YAPC. The rest of our funding is proposal based — in the past we have received funding from the Health Investment Fund, the Public Service Alliance Social Justice Fund, the Community Development Fund, the NGO Trust Fund, the United Way and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

We also rely on donations from members as well as in-kind support from businesses, service providers and other giving members of the community.

Join

Call 334-9317 or send an e-mail to yukonantipovertycoalition@gmail.com.

You will receive information about upcoming events, community issues and background information from the community and across the country.

We invite you to be involved in whatever way you can — becoming informed, participating in a task force, volunteering your time or money, or by making food for one of YAPCs events.