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 2018)
  • Sports/Recreation (fully subscribed for 2018)
  • Health/Social Services/Education (fully subscribed for 2018)
  • Sustainable Development (almost fully subscribed for 2018)

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 2017: 

Whitehorse Food Bank ($10,000)
Yukon Energy is a fervent supporter of the Whitehorse Food Bank, a facility that assists hundreds of needy Yukoners. 2017 was the tenth 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 a 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).

Superstar Contest ($6,500)
For the past six years, Yukon Energy has been the title sponsor of Superstar, a performance that showcases the talents of young Yukon singers, songwriters, musicians and dancers. This well-loved evening is part of the annual Sourdough Rendezvous Winter Festival.

Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson Solstice Race ($6,000)
This was the second year that Yukon Energy was the presenting sponsor of this popular Klondike event.

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.  

U-Kon Echelon Bike Club ($3,630)
Sponsorship money from Yukon Energy went towards the expenses for the Tour de Whitehorse/Yukon Cycling Championships and the Southern Lakes GranFondo.

Special Olympics ($3,400)
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.

Yukon Breeze Sailing Society ($3,000)
Yukon Energy's contribution was used to help support the adult sailing program, including the purchase of a used sailing vessel.

2017 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.

Whitehorse Street Pianos ($3,000)
The goal of this initiative is to bring old pianos back to life and make them available around Whitehorse for the public to play and enjoy. Yukon Energy's contribution helped cover the cost of putting two pianos back into circulation. 

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. 

Boreal Adventure Running Association ($1,600)
Yukon Energy provided funding for new safety equipment (traffic control signs and high visibility vests) for this year's Yukon River Trail Marathon.