Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
Voices influencing Change

Voices 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 the summer of 2017. YAPC has hosted 4 sessions since then for people ready to explore their life story and has 19 active "graduates' who are involved in the Coalition's work.  This work includes involvement with Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, the Social Assistance Task Force, Food Network Yukon and other opportunities to have their experience and expertise influence change. 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:

  • An opportunity to explorie, understand and share 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

Check back for information on the next intake for Voices Influencing Change. 

To learn more and to donate or sponsor a participant for Voices Influencing Change contact: YAPC at (867) 334 9317 or Kerry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).