At Wayfinder we know training is valuable but can be expensive, and funding can be hard to find. So, we've compiled funding for training available to Yukon First Nations here, in one convenient place. 

Do you have a funding opportunity to post? Email us at info@wayfinderyukon.ca or register to get started.

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#RisingYouth Community Service Grants

Funder BYTE: Empowering Youth

Accepting applications

#RisingYouth is a program led by TakingITGlobal to help youth ages 15-30 build Canada and develop life skills by giving back to their communities. Youth can apply for $250, $750, or $1500 to support their community projects. 

Yukon Heritage Training Fund

Funder Yukon Historical & Museums Association

Accepting applications

The Yukon Heritage Training Fund (HTF) was designed to give Yukon residents the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge in the heritage sector. All training approved through this fund must be directly related to increasing the employability of Yukon’s heritage workers and providing Yukon employers with a better-trained workforce. Applications are reviewed by a committee and are assessed based on eligibility, merit and an ability to meet fund criteria.

BYTE Leadership Fund

Funder BYTE: Empowering Youth

Accepting applications

The fund is available for youth who need support attending or participating in any opportunity they think will build their leadership, self-esteem and confidence. The fund aims to connect young people with experiences and resources to help develop their passions, gifts and identity. Young people aged 14-25 who live in areas currently served by BYTE (Yukon, Mackenzie Delta Region, NWT; and Atlin, BC) can apply for a maximum of $1,500 in the 2021-2022 Year.

Professional and Institutional Development Program

Funder Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Accepting applications

The Professional and Institutional Development Program is a plan-based contribution program that is designed to enable First Nation communities to increase their governance capacity through locally, regionally and nationally developed initiatives. 


Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Funder Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Accepting applications

The Lands and Economic Development Services Program provides support to First Nation communities to pursue economic development initiatives, including the development of tools, training or access to resources necessary to establish the conditions for economic development to occur. 

Regional Economic Development Fund

Funder Yukon Government - Public Service Commission

Accepting applications

The Regional Economic Development Fund (REDF) provides funding for economic planning, opportunity identification and capacity development at the regional and community level in Yukon. Regional Economic Development advisors will help you develop your proposal, give advice on the scope of your project and identify project partners or alternative funding sources.

Heritage Training Fund

Funder YG Education - Advanced Education Branch

Accepting applications

Funding short-term training which will advance and enhance Yukon independent heritage works, groups, and collectives of workers' capacity to obtain or create employment

Jinx Ross Scholarship

Funder Challenge Disability Resource Group

Accepting applications

Jinx Ross Scholarship - recognized program in the human services field – includes degree/diploma/certificate programs

Community Training Trust Society

Funder Community Training Trust Society

Accepting applications

The Community Training Trust Society (CTTS) was established in conjunction with the Association of Yukon Communities. CTTS is funded by the Advanced Education Branch of Yukon Government. The mandate of the CTTS is to provide funding for training to local government bodies defined as municipal and First Nation employees and elected officials and Local Advisory Councils: Training that will be considered for funding will need to demonstrate the enhancement and creation of new skills, knowledge and competencies through training in relation to the operation, maintenance and management of the specified governments. This includes but is not limited to the following services: • Water management • Waste water and solid waste management, • Recreation facilities maintenance, • Roads, • Infrastructure • Governance and Leadership • Administration/Finance • Managerial/Supervisory