Yukon Energy participates actively in community events and sets aside some of our profits to assist community groups throughout the territory.

We use the following criteria when assessing possible sponsorship opportunities:

  • Does this event/activity align with Yukon Energy’s strategic priorities and values, specifically with regard to sustainability, GHG reductions, and development of healthy communities?
  • Are there opportunities for Yukon Energy staff to be involved in this event/activity in some way?
  • Will Yukon Energy receive sufficient public recognition as a result of the sponsorship?

Our sponsorship program encompasses four categories, with equal funding going to each category:

  • Arts/Culture/Tourism (fully subscribed for 2017)
  • Sports/Recreation (fully subscribed for 2017)
  • Health/Social Services/Education (limited funding available for 2017)
  • Sustainable Development (limited funding available for 2017)

In the past, Yukon Energy has invited community groups to submit funding requests to us. While we will still consider such requests where money is available, we have become much more self-driven in terms of pro-actively identifying and targeting community activities/events that fit well with our criteria.

If you are a community group looking for corporate sponsorship funding, please call (867) 393-5337 for further information or email kelly.pollard@yec.yk.ca.

Here are some of the groups Yukon Energy sponsored in 2016: 

Whitehorse Food Bank ($10,000)
Yukon Energy is a fervent supporter of the Whitehorse Food Bank, a facility that assists hundreds of needy Yukoners. 2016 was the nineth year in a row that Yukon Energy contributed financially to the organization. Apart from the Corporate contribution, a number of our staff spent a day helping out at the food bank.

Available Light Film Festival and the Dawson City International Short Film Festival ($8,000/$5,000)
These two winter film festivals are very popular events; thousands of people turn out each year to view quality movies made locally and around the world. For the past several years Yukon Energy has been the co-presenter of both festivals, along with the Yukon Film Society (Available Light Film Festival) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (Dawson City International Short Film Festival).

Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson Solstice Race ($8,000)
Yukon Energy was the presenting sponsor of this new event, which we expect will become an annual event in the Klondike.

Superstar Contest ($6,500)
For the past five years, Yukon Energy has been the title sponsor of Superstar, an evening that showcases the talents of young Yukon singers, songwriters, musicians and dancers. This popular event is part of the annual Sourdough Rendezvous Winter Festival.

Habitat for Humanity Yukon ($5,000)
This organization works to provide affordable homeownership to families in need. Our contribution is being used to help pay for the electrical installation in a new energy-efficient duplex that is being built in Whitehorse.  

Share the Spirit ($3,200)
This initiative provides food and toys at Christmastime to children of underprivileged Yukon families.

Special Olympics ($3,200)
This is another cause that Yukon Energy has supported for many years. Our contribution goes towards programming for Yukon children and young adults with special needs.

2016 Faro Crane and Sheep Festival ($3,000)
The funding provided by Yukon Energy covered the costs of a community barbeque held as a part of this festival.

Heart of Riverdale Community Centre ($3,000)
Yukon Energy provided funding for LED theatre lighting and associated infrastructure for the community centre's black box theatre.

Humane Society Yukon/Kona’s Coalition ($2,500/$2,500)
Both of these organizations work to better the lives of the territory’s domestic animals. The money for Kona’s Coalition helped to cover the cost of medical procedures for animals whose owners could not otherwise afford the veterinarian bills. The donation to the Humane Society was used to help with operations at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. The shelter takes in close to 900 dogs and cats over the course of a year, feeding and housing them until they can be adopted out to ‘forever’ homes. In addition to providing money, staff volunteered at the Mae Bachur shelter, giving parts of the facility a fresh coat of paint.

Stream of Dreams Project ($2,000)
In partnership with the Adaka Festival and Yukon Salmon Sub-committee, Yukon Energy provided funds for a community art and education project that saw members of the public learn about local watersheds and protection of salmon, and paint wooden salmon. About 200 of these salmon are now displayed at our Whitehorse Rapids Fishladder facility.

Society of Yukon Bird Observatories ($1,500)
The money was used to host a public information day, at which one of our staff participated.