About Us

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition


  • Helen Slama
  • Joline Beauregard
  • Bill Bruton


  • Michael Dougherty


  • Patrick Jackson


  • Julie Frisch
  • Charlotte Hrenchuk
  • Myryja Friesen
  • Jack Bogaard
  • Simone Kitchen 

Executive Director

  • Kristina Craig (867) 334-9318  ed@yapc.ca

Programs Coordinator (60 Selkirk and Seniors)

  • Carole Lagace (867) 456-4702  60selkirk.yapc.ca

Programs Assistant (60 Selkirk and Seniors)

  • Julie Cook - Seniors Program Assistant - julie@yapc.ca

Voices Coordinator 

  • Liam White (867) 335-8646  voices@yapc.ca

Reaching Home Program Officer

  • Courtney Holmes (867) 333-5460-5458  rhpo.courtney@yapc.ca

Housing Liason 

  • Kristen Sinclair (867)335-2582 kristen@yapc.ca

Action Research on Chronic Homelessness (ARCH)

  • Fanny Amyot -Research Lead- (867) 332-7450 archlead@yapc.ca
  • Jason Charlie- ARCH Research- (867) 689-5458 arch.jason@yapc.ca

Office Manager/Project Coordinator

  • Keitha Clark (867)334-9317  info@yapc.ca



The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) was formed in 1996. We are committed to facilitating the elimination of poverty in Yukon through awareness, education,advocacy, community building and action. We currently have over 500 individuals, non-governmental agencies, politicians and representatives from the business and faith community as part of YAPC and our work. 

YAPC's vision is that all people in the Yukon live in an inclusive community free from poverty where diversity and human rights are respected. 

Our official mandate...

  • Foster strategies, actions and partnerships with organizations to reduce and prevent poverty in the Yukon
  • Identify gaps, support collaboration and facilitate solutions to deal with the effects of poverty
  • Provide specific programming to alleviate the impacts of poverty on individuals and familes
  • Provide safe and welcoming spaces for new ideas and solutions to be incubated and supported
  • Increase awareness of the causes of poverty and its impacts on Yukon people
  • Provide factual information on poverty based on lived experience and other research
  • Coordinate actions and information, within and outside the Yukon, regarding poverty and the promotion of awareness of poverty in Yukon.
  • Advocate and support individuals and families to navigate current systems
  • Advocate for positive systemic change with partner organizations and governements‚Äč

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 for administrative support to YAPC. The rest of our funding is proposal or project based — in the past we have received funding and support from the Yukon Housing Corporation, Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, the Public Service Alliance Social Justice Fund, the Community Development Fund, the NGO Trust Fund, the United Way Society of Yukon, the Elk's, the City of Whitehorse Events and Festivals Grant 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. To make a donation to YAPC we accept cash or cheque which can either be dropped off at 509 Hanson Street or mailed to: Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Box 31230 - RPO Main Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7.


To receive information about upcoming events, community issues and background information from the community and across the country please become a member! 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.

To join, please download and complete this form:

Please email the form to info@yapc.ca or drop it off at our office at 509 Hanson Street, Whitehorse.