Surviving in Yukon: New and Revised Guide Now Available

WHITEHORSE Since the 1980s, the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition has been publishing “Surviving in Whitehorse,” a yellow-pages-like listing of where to go for free or low cost goods and services in Whitehorse.

It has included a range of non-profit, government and community-run organizations who offer things like food, clothing, shelter, job training, counselling, or just someone to talk to.

hanks to a partnership with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, this guide now includes some organizations in Yukon’s communities and is also available in French. “Surviving in Yukon” is a valuable resource for those new to Whitehorse, new to the Yukon and those looking for services in the community as they live their daily lives,” says Reanna Mohamed, co-chair of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. “This booklet is an example of what can happen when organizations work together. And with this booklet, our communities will be better equipped to help, comfort and care for one another.”

“Not everyone can access the phone book or a computer, so something like this is just really fabulous,” said Caron Statham, executive director of the Help and Hope for Families Society in Watson Lake. “It lets people know what is available for them - especially if they are coming into the communities, like Watson Lake, and may not know many people or have much money. I think this is really great and can help a lot of people."

Surviving in Yukon: where to get free or low-cost goods & services will now be available throughout the Yukon.