Yukon Energy Food Security Network

The Yukon Energy Food Network is an initiative generously funded by Yukon Energy Corporation and coordinated by United Way Yukon, the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition and The Whitehorse Food Bank.

Phase 1:

In order to help communities across the Yukon address their food security needs, we commissioned a report detailing what services and supports are currently in place in all Yukon communities.  The report, Food Security in Yukon: A Snapshot, will help guide our efforts.

This report includes:

  • Existing resources and barriers
  • Key contacts in each community
  • Potential champions in each community
  • Service provision in each community
  • Service gaps and recommendations for filling the gaps
  • Challenges to Yukon food security due to COVID-19

Phase 2

A Food Security Coordinator will work with champions and develop systems in communities based on the needs of each community.  The establishment of a collaborative food security network within each Yukon community, and across the Territory will be based on the recommendations from the Phase 1 report.  In the first year, the Coordinator will focus on three Yukon communities: Haines Junction, Mayo and Carmacks.  Other communities in the Yukon will of course be part of this network and we will work with all communities as we build this network.


Chris Pinkerton
Yukon Energy Food Security Network Coordinator
867-689-9650 chris@foodnetworkyukon.ca

News and updates on what is happening with the Food Network will now be posted on the website www.foodnetworkyukon.ca