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 the 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:

  1. Arts/Culture/Tourism
  2. Sports/Recreation
  3. Health/Social Services/Education
  4. Sustainable Development
  5. First Nations Programming

If you are a community group looking for more information or to submit your funding request, please contact Megan Yakiwchuk at megan.yakiwchuk@yec.yk.ca or 867-393-5337.

Here are some of the groups Yukon Energy sponsored in 2019: 

Whitehorse Food Bank ($10,000)
Yukon Energy is a fervent supporter of the Whitehorse Food Bank, a facility that assists hundreds of needy Yukoners. 2019 was the 12th year in a row that Yukon Energy contributed financially to the organization. 

APTN Indigenous Day Live ($5000)
Broadcast across Canada, the event is the nation’s largest event in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day and features cultural activities and live music.

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 and Yukon Hotels (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 eight 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.

Rivers to Ridges ($6,400)
Yukon Energy's contribution went towards starting up land-based summer programming. Specifically the money was  used to bring in Elders and Traditional Knowledge Holders into the classrooms and to purchase supplies used to teach youth traditional ways of life.

Celebration of Swans ($3,209)
For many years, Yukon Energy has supported this event by covering the cost of the highly sought after annual Celebration of Swans poster.  In 2019, Yukon Energy expanded its support of this program by supporting a free shuttle service for individuals travelling from Whitehorse to Swan Haven on two weekends during the season.

Mayo Saturday Library Program ($4000)
The Mayo Community Library Board has been raising funds to run a program called “Saturday at the Library”. This program not only allows all community members to visit the library on the weekend but also provides activities that encourage parent interaction, early literacy, games, story time, crafts and socialization for all ages. Yukon Energy’s contribution helped pay honorariums of the two volunteers who run the program as well as program supplies.

CANDO Yukon Links to Learning ($750)
The goal of the Yukon Links to Learning event was to deliver a dynamic technical training forum for First Nation Economic Development and Lands Professionals to enhance their ability to undertake successful lands and economic development ventures.

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

Special Olympics ($3,750)
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.

Yukon Quest ($3,000)
Yukon Energy provided funding so that families could attend a free afternoon of dog mushing.

U-Kon Echelon Bike Club ($2,511)
Sponsorship money from Yukon Energy went towards the expenses for the Tour de Whitehorse/Yukon Cycling Championships.

Human Society Yukon/Mae Bachur Animal Shelter ($2500)
This organization works to better the lives of the territory’s domestic animals. Yukon Energy’s donation was used to help repair cat and dog kennels. 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. 

Kwanlin Dün First Nation Millennial Town Hall ($1,000)
Yukon Energy's contribution helped stage a two-day territory-wide youth forum, where issues such as affordable housing, the need for a Youth Strategy here in the Yukon, education, reconciliation, gender inclusion and youth homelessness were discussed.