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April 07 2021

Dempster Walk-a-thon to Support the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Members of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) are excited to announce a fundraiser that will be taking place over the month of April. Patrick Jackson will be walking from the Dempster Corner to the Arctic Circle with the hope of increasing awareness and raising funds for the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. The journey, which begins on Monday, April 12 and spans 405 km, is expected to take 17 to 21 days. Jackson will be completely self-supported, his only companion for the journey will be Dawson the dog.

“When I started preparing for this trip I wondered if there was a way that the trip could benefit more than just me,” says Jackson. “I have had the great pleasure in the past of working with the Yukon AntiPoverty Coalition and so reached out and here we are today.” Jackson was introduced to YAPC as the previous owner of Changing Gear providing unsold winter clothing to the Coalition for distribution at Whitehorse Connects.

“We are so pleased to continue working with Patrick,” says Executive Director Kristina Craig. “He has suggested that YAPC is an integral resource in the community so this is a real show of support for the work we do.” Adds Craig, “we really are blown away that Patrick has turned his walk into a fundraiser for us AND that he is fully funding his whole trip. We’ll be with him and Dawson the dog for every step!”

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy, education, community building and action. Donations will contribute to Whitehorse Connects, Voices Influencing Change, and the Backyard Garden at 509 Hanson Street. For more information on the work of YAPC, please visit our website at

To donate or follow the journey

For more information, contact

  • Patrick Jackson – (867) 335-3059
  • Kristina Craig, YAPC Executive Director – (867) 334 9318