CBC Yukon interview: David Whiteside

United Way Yukon President David Whiteside was a guest on CBC North’s Midday Cafe May 5.

The lunchtime radio show’s “A Time to Give” series has been hearing from charities and individuals making a difference in the Yukon.

David has been our volunteer president since 2014. He spoke with Midday Cafe guest host George Maratos.

Listen to this interview here

In this chat, David speaks about United Way Yukon, introducing it to people who might be unfamiliar. He mentions fundraising efforts such as payroll donations, our recent allocations to Yukon charities and how we are seeking volunteers to help United Way Yukon raise funds in our community.

“Our songsheet is like everybody else’s! We need volunteers on our board. In particular we are looking for someone to run our campaigns. You don’t need a lot of qualifications, you just need a real zeal and to be a good listener. Many people have ideas on how to make money. Very few people have the time and energy to enact those plans. We need board members and a campaign chair in particular,” David said.

Thanks to CBC Yukon for the (air)time and this excellent series!

If you are interested in joining our board as a volunteer please reach out: ed@UnitedWayYukon.ca

Better Together 50/50 Raffle Winner

The winning ticket for the United Way Yukon – BGC Yukon Better Together 50/50 Raffle is D-1275 purchased by Peter W. Congratulations to our winner who takes home $1915.00.

Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and participated in the Raffle. BGC Yukon will use their share of the proceeds to support their child and youth programming. United Way Yukon will use our of the proceeds through our Community Investment Fund that supports Yukon non-profits.

Tickets now on sale! Fundraising 50/50 with BGC Yukon.

We’re better… together!

United Way Yukon and Boys and Girls Club Yukon are holding a raffle.

It’s a 50-50.

We’re raising money to help our community. Proceeds will be shared between United Way Yukon’s Community Investment Fund and the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon.

Tickets go on sale today, March 27


Thank you, and good luck!

Apply for funding: Community Services Recovery Fund

Community Services Recovery Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support Community Service Organizations as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, Community Service Organizations are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The purpose of the Community Services Recovery Fund is to strengthen the internal capacity of Community Service Organizations facing immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Services Recovery Fund / Le Fonds de relance des services communautaires (unitedwayyukon.ca)

Applications opened Jan 6, 2023
Deadline to apply is Feb 21, 2023

211: Navigators are standing by to help you

Did you know? 211 Yukon has an excellent website which is your guide to the service now offered in the territory. Click the image above or here to have a look.

You can call 211 to find help for all of life’s challenges. The service is free, confidential and available in over 150 languages. Call 211 any time, 24/7 to speak with someone who can help find the support you need.