About Us

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Co-chairs

  • Bill Thomas
  • Charlotte Hrenchuk
  • Hannah Zimmering

Secretary

  • Michael Dougherty

Treasurer

  • Jesse Whelen

Members at Large

  • Jack Bogaard
  • Ross Findlater
  • Larry Kwiat
  • Laurie MacFeeters
  • Julie Menard
  • Walking Wolf Sawdy
  • Helen Slama

Executive Director

  • Kristina Craig

Housing Navigator & Housing Coordinator

  • Meg Grudeski

Community Support

  • Kerry Nolan

 

 

 

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 is respected and human rights are 

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 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 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, Yukon Housing Corporation 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.