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Voice influencing Change

Voice influencing Change

Voices Influencing Change (ViC) is a program for people with lived experience of homelessness, poverty and other forms of social exclusion. It was started by the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) in 2016. YAPC continues to host this training program for people ready to explore their life story. Planning for two more programs in early 2019, including one for youth, is underway. Through YAPC and ViC, participants are given opportunities to bring awareness to lived experience issues and to work towards ending poverty and homelessness in the Yukon.

Participants get:

  • Exploring, understanding and sharing their life story
  • Training to help & encourage others
  • A strong bond with fellow participants who have similar experiences
  • A community of support through YAPC
  • Various and ongoing opportunities to influence policy and program change

Participants give:

  • A passion for healthy & safe communities
  • A desire to advocate for change by speaking and writing openly about their lived experience

January Events

  • Interviews for next Voices Influencing Change Training (call 334-9318 for more information)
  • Whitehorse Connects – January 22nd, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.Whitehorse Connects is a day of free health and human services including hair cuts, foot care, free food, free clothing and live music for people who may not otherwise access them.

To learn more and to donate or sponsor a participant for Voices Influencing Change contact: YAPC at (867) 334 9318 or Kerry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).