United Way Yukon is borne of the idea that we can do more together than apart. Even with the strong history of individualism found in the Yukon, with our isolation and size we all seem to understand the truth in collective action.
Since 1995 United Way Yukon has been raising money to support local charities and our success speaks to this belief in working together.
Over the past twenty five years we have raised over two and a half million dollars for local charities. Our funding is focused on supporting programs which provide assistance to Yukon children, youth and families; respond to the needs of people living with disabilities; address alcohol and drug abuse; and seek to reduce the adverse effects of poverty.
While the United Way is a national organization, United Way Yukon is community based in its truest sense. We are a legally constituted and incorporated registered charitable organization that operates autonomously and is governed by a local volunteer board of directors. Each October or fundraising campaign reaches out to local employers, employees and the community at large to combine efforts toward a common goal of providing funds to worthy local charities. Annually, we raise between $150,000 – $170,000 and virtually all of this goes directly charities within months of the campaign conclusion.
Your donation to the United Way is an effective way to support Yukon communities. We strive to maintain low administrative costs to ensure that almost every dollar donated is used to fund local charities.
Our vision, mission and purpose:
|Our vision||We envision a Yukon where people and their families receive the support they need to live healthy and productive lives.|
|Our mission||We are a Yukon leader in improving lives and building community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. |
Seeking to enhance the community fabric of caring, we invest in projects that better the lives of Yukon residents, as well as generate ideas and understanding about social issues affecting Yukon communities
|Our values||We believe in the power of volunteerism to affect change in our communities. We believe in fostering a culture where all Yukoners participate in improving the health of our communities and helping people overcome personal barriers.|
We believe in funding innovative projects that help address the underlying causes of social issues and that bring people together in the spirit of co-operation and help of others.
We believe in diversity, where our Board, volunteers and the projects we fund represent the needs and interests of all demographic groups throughout the Yukon.
We believe in being a responsible and accountable not-for-profit organization.