Donor recognition: Thank you Sysco Canada

Left to right: Greg Hale from Sysco Canada, YE Food Security Network Coordinator Chris Pinkerton and United Way Yukon’s executive director Jamie Boyd.

There is an amazing contribution we want to highlight today! The Yukon Energy Food Security Network has received a contribution of $15,000 from Sysco Canada.

The YE Food Network is focusing on food security across Yukon. The goal is the establishment of a collaborative food security network within each Yukon community.

This a partnership between United Way Yukon, the Whitehorse Food Bank and the Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition, energized with support and sponsorship from Yukon Energy.

In 2020 this agency published a comprehensive report on food security in Yukon. The next step is to build on what has been learned and mobilize volunteers in all communities to make healthy, affordable food more available.

Read more here about this initiative

Read our Q&A with the YE Food Network’s Chris Pinkerton here

Recognizing our sponsors for 2022

Our annual fundraising breakfast would not be possible without local sponsors. We want to thank each and every local business who stepped up in a big way this year!

Alphabetically listed, we say “thank you” to these companies for their community spirit and support:

Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters
Bean North Coffee Roasting Co.
Bigway Foods
Chon FM: Indigenous Radio
CKRW 96.1 FM, The Rush
Firebean Coffee Roasters
L’Aurore Boréale
Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters
Real Canadian Superstore
Riverside Grocery
Save-On Foods
Super A Foods
What’s Up Yukon
Whitehorse Star
Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer
Yukon News

United Way Breakfast 2022: Thank you!

Thanks for joining us today or getting breakfast to go! Your donations make a difference here in the #Yukon and it’s nice to see our community get together to fundraise and say hello.

Our tally for today: Our breakfast raised $7585 through ticket sales and donations!

All leftover breakfast food will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon and the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter.

Silent auction 2022: When and where to bid




We’re happy to see tickets are selling fast for our annual breakfast happening Sept. 16 in Whitehorse. See you there!

As always, the annual United Way Yukon Breakfast includes a Silent Auction with items donated by amazing local businesses and individuals.  
The auction will also include themed gift baskets prepared by Yukon Government employees.

This year our auction:
Starts: 7:00am Friday Sept 16, 2022
Ends: Noon Friday Sept 23, 2022

The Breakfast is in-person this year, but the auction is online to give everyone lots of time to participate.
Starting on Sept 16th you can view the Auction Here

The United Way Yukon annual Breakfast and Silent auction raises funds for projects that benefit all Yukoners. All proceeds from this auction go to United Way Yukon’s Community Investment Fund, which supports Yukon non-profits who deliver critical services and programs. United Way Yukon funds local projects in three priority areas: All That Kids Can Be, Healthy People Strong Communities, and From Poverty To Possibility.

It’s back! Pancake Breakfast set for Sept. 16

It’s back!  Join us on Friday September 16 for the 2022 United Way Yukon Pancake Breakfast.  

We appreciate you sticking with us over the last 2 years while we did the Covid shuffle with take out breakfasts.

This year it’s dine-in or take-out, you choose.  We have really missed the sense of community that happened with a sit down breakfast, but we understand that take-out works for many people.

All meals will be available inside the Longhouse at the Cultural Centre.  If you are picking up a number of take-out meals we will help you get it out to your car.

Breakfast will be served from 7:00-9:30AM

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for youth

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/united-way-society-of-the-yukon/events/2022-united-way-breakfast/

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*New* Funded projects 2022-2023

The United Way Yukon Board of Directors on March 9, 2022 approved funding totalling $110,000 to support 22 community-based projects.

The Community Engagement and Investment Committee carefully reviewed all applications received (27 total) to ensure that funds would be used effectively and in support of our three priorities: All That Kids Can BeFrom Poverty to Possibility and Healthy People Strong Communities.

See the list on our 2022-2023 Funded Projects page. Thank you to all applicants and congratulations to those selected in this latest round of allocation.

Donating Securities: A guide from Canada Helps

We have updated the Donor Recognition page for 2022 giving a look at corporate, individual and government contributions so far this year to United Way Yukon.

One very notable contribution comes from a donor who requested anonymity. (We are glad to provide such anonymity when requested.) The donation was for $2068.90 in securities donated through Canada Helps. 

How does one donate securities, and why consider this approach?

Read more here from our partner organization as they explain the benefits: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/securities/donate