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October 13 2022

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week October 16–21, 2022

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week
'Healing Hearts, Building Relationships'

  • Share the Warmth runs from October 3rd to November 3rd – donate gently used jackets and outerwear to Coast Mountain Sports and get a $50 coupon off a new one
  • Giant Book Sale on Friday, October 14th from 4 to 7pm, and Saturday, October 15th from 10 am to 4 pm at Hellaby Hall, 4th Avenue and Elliott. Many thanks to Well Read Books!

Watch for more events and activities from community partners including Safe at Home and YukonStruct throughout the week.

For more information, please call Kathy or Kristina at 334 9317. For Whitehorse Connects information, contact Joline at 332-7450 or

Monday, October 17, 2022

Press Conference – YAPC Poverty and Homelessness Action Week (PHAW) Launch

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition will hold a press conference starting a week long look at Healing Hearts, Building Relationships. Join members of Voices Influencing Change and Campaign 2000 for the kick off.

Campaign 2000 and Voices Influencing Change Presentations to Whitehorse City Council
  • Where: Whitehorse City Hall, 212 Second Avenue
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Contact: Kristina Craig, Executive Director, YAPC (867) 334 9318 or
    Athavarn Srikantharajah, Project Coordinator, (647) 894 8737 or

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Whitehorse CONNECTS
  • Services include ID, immunizations, portraits, naloxone training and much more! Everyone welcome.
  • Where: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, 1171 Front Street
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Contact: Joline Beauregard, Whitehorse Connects Coordinator at or 867-332-7450

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Housing Trivia
  • Where: Blood Ties Drop-in
  • 6189 6th Avenue
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Contact: Dakota Hagan, Housing Coordinator, Blood Ties Four Directions, Tel: (867)334-4790
Panel Presentation: Unpacking Child and Family Poverty in the Yukon

We all care about child & family poverty. Learn what it looks like in the Yukon, and what we can do about it. Moderator Charlotte Hrenchuk will be joined by Leila Sarangi from Campaign 2000, Shadelle Chambers from CYFN, Dianne Nolan from Voices Influencing Change and Annette King, the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate

  • Where: YukonStruct
  • 2180 2nd Avenue
  • Time: Doors open at 6:45 pm, Panel starts at 7:00 pm
  • Contact: Charlotte Hrenchuk – (867) 334 6082
    Athavarn Srikantharajah, Project Coordinator, (647) 894 8737 or

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Lived Experience Inclusion Focus Group: Whitehorse

Localizing Canada’s Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals Project. This community conversation is supported by Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty, which is a national coalition of over 120 non profit and community organizations working to end poverty. Campaign 2000 has  received funding from the federal government to develop local, community-based indicators to help track progress towards ending poverty as part of their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By invite only,

  • Where: Special Olympics Boardroom
  • 106 Strickland Street
  • Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Contact: Athavarn Srikantharajah, Project Coordinator, (647) 894 8737 or
Cheering our Champions – Celebrating Community Connections

Join YAPC, Voices Influencing Change and community members in thanking Patrick Jackson and local small businesses for their support of the Coalition. Meet Patrick, hear from Campaign 2000 about their work, meet some new people, and learn more about the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition.

  • Where: Whitehorse United Church
  • 601 Main Street
  • Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Snacks provided
  • Contact: Kristina Craig, Executive Director, YAPC 867 334 9318

Friday, October 21, 2022

Rural Lived Experience Inclusion Focus Group: Carcross.
Community BBQ

Everyone is welcome for homemade burgers, grilled smoked, veggie burgers, pasta salad and all the fixings thanks to the team at Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services.

  • Where: outside the Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele Street
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Contact: Kathy Walker at YAPC – 867 334 9317 or