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 groups Yukon Energy sponsored in 2023: 

Yukon Arts Center ($5,000)

59th edition of Yukon Rendez-vous Festival ($5000)

Available Light Film Festival and the Dawson City International Short Film Festival ($1,500/$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).

Association of Yukon Communities ($1,500)

Rivers to Ridges ($3,000)
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 ($1,195)
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.

Camp Becca ($4,354)

Crane and Sheep Festival ($3,000)

Dawson City Ski Hill ($800)

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 Learn - PGI Golf Tournament ($1,000)

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

U-Kon Echelon Bike Club ($2,500)
Sponsorship money from Yukon Energy went towards the expenses for the Tour de Whitehorse/Yukon Cycling Championships.

Yukon Native Hockey Tournament ($5,000)

Yukon Pride 2023 ($4,000)

Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce (Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference) ($5,000)

Camp Engies ($3,000)

Adäka Cultural Festival ($5,000)

Athletics Yukon Haeckle Hit Run ($400)

Lawrence Vano Scholarship Fund ($3,000)

Faro Golf Club ($500)

Yukon Theatre for Young People ($2,000)

Victoria Gold Every Student Every Day ($5,000)