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Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

YAPC’s 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday, May 18th. Time and location to be determined.

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Food Network Yukon (FNY)

Food Network Yukon (FNY)

In collaboration with the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research, the YAPC has been facilitating the networking of over 70 individuals in the community. The FNY's vision is evolving and the group's discussion surrounds food sovereignty and food security in the Territory. Our meetings are held at l'Association franco-yukonnaise, 302 Strickland St. Watch this space for news of coming meetings.

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Housing Task Force

Housing Task Force

Formed in Fall of 2008, the Housing Task Force currently has 50 members. Chaired by Bill Thomas, this group educates, advocates and acts on issues related to shelter and housing. The Housing Task Force meets monthly to discuss and act on immediate issues raised by members of the community.

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Poverty and Homelessness Action Week (PHAW)

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week (PHAW)

Held every October, PHAW is designed to raise awareness and promote action to end poverty and homelessness in the Yukon. Started in 2005, PHAW has grown to include activities sponsored by a wide cross section of organizations, individuals, businesses, churches, schools and local media. PHAW 2017 is set for October 16th-20th.

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Research and Education Working Group

Participants of this working group have tasked themselves with framing how to communicate and educate the public about poverty and poverty-related issues. Meeting at the Whitehorse Public Library monthly, the group is looking to develop some tools that will be useful in advocating for change. Anyone is welcome to join in this work. Please contact Kristina Craig at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Sally & Sisters/Soeurs

Sally & Sisters/Soeurs

Sally & Sisters/Soeurs started 4 years ago and offers a substance free and safe lunch program for women and children at the Food Bank two days/week, Mondays and Fridays from 12noon to 1pm.

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Whitehorse Connects

Whitehorse Connects

Whitehorse Connects is an opportunity for those who are homeless, living in poverty or among the working poor to come together on a given day for a range of health and human services they may not otherwise access. For more information about the next Whitehorse Connects, please contact Kim Winnicky at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) of call 335 1428. Our next Whitehorse Connects is set for Tuesday, May 16th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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YAPC’s Monthly Meetings

Monthly Coalition meetings are held every third Thursday, from 5pm to 7pm at CYO Hall (corner of 4th and Steele). Everyone is welcome!