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December 19 2019

New edition of Surviving in Yukon released AND New HelpSeeker app information

Whitehorse - The Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition is pleased to announce the release of the second 2019 edition of "Surviving in Yukon: Your guide to free and low cost goods and services”.

It was 23 years ago that the first Surviving in Whitehorse pamphlet was developed as a one page, double-sided publication. Today, “Surviving in Yukon” has grown into a 36-page booklet listing services available in Whitehorse and across the territory.

“We’re pleased to have this next edition into people’s hands,” says Executive Director Kristina Craig. “The guide is very popular and is a great tool for people who rely on these services, those who are new to the territory and front-line staff. We’ve seen many changes in services over the past 10 months so it’s important to have a new edition out the door.”

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition is also excited to announce that HelpSeeker will be launching in the Yukon in February 2020. HelpSeeker is a free app which will allow service providers to keep their information current in real time, and the public to easily access service information. One click of a button on a desktop or phone will provide a filtered list of local providers including the physical address, directions, hours, contact information and detailed lists of the programs offered. Early in the new year, agencies with listings in “Surviving in Yukon” will be contacted to ensure their listings are current and correct. Other agencies are also welcome to sign up with YAPC offering technical support over the month of January.

The latest edition of “Surviving in Yukon” was produced with support from Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC), Yukon Government and Arctic Star Printing. The guide includes over 70 service listings, updated contact information, a free food calendar, and is available online as well as in hard copy. Thanks to financial support from CIRNAC, “Surviving in Yukon” is being translated into French and will be distributed across the territory.

Copies of the guide can be picked up at 509 Hanson today and tomorrow between 9 and 3 pm, or on January 2 and 3rd from 9 am to 1 pm. Starting January 6th, copies can be picked up during regular office hours.


For more information

  • Contact Kristina Craig at 334-9318