Department of Justice

Crime Prevention Funding Programs

Fall 2016 Recipients

Fall 2016 Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund recipients

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations - $10,000 for the Building Togetherness project.

Weekly women’s circles which will offer healthy cooking, birch bark baskets, painting with a focus on traditional art and drum making. Weekly men's circles will offer traditional tool making, leather case making, painting and drum making.

Contact: Jocelyn Kinney 634-4225, jkinney@cafn.ca

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Yukon Chapter - $3,000 for their School Assembly Program: In the Blink of an Eye.

A 45 minute video presentation to be delivered at eight Yukon schools. The four key messages are: do not drive impaired; do not get into a vehicle with an impaired driver; plan ahead; and call 9-1-1 if you see a suspected impaired driver.  CD/DVD kits & educator guides are left for further classroom discussion.

Contact: Amanda Price 333-6233, maddwhitehorse@gmail.com

Village of Teslin - $8,410 for their Families First program.

Includes various family-oriented activities including: family group activities such as scavenger hunts and ski trips; family fun evenings with games, movies and crafts; a theatre group and workshops; monthly sports activities and dinners; and a self-defense class for women and teens.

Contact: Kelsey Hassard 335-4250, teslinrec@teslin.ca                                                                        

Yukon Status of Women Council - $50,987 for Court Watch Yukon: Phase 2

The second phase of the Court Watch program will allow for collection of court data for five years in Whitehorse and four years in other Yukon communities to enrich the information and allow tracing of cases that are ongoing.  Objectives include reducing the use of mutualizing and minimizing language in the legal system and media, respect of victim privacy in the media and identifying improvements and on-going concerns.

Contact: Charlotte Hrenchuk 667-4637, yswc@klondiker.com

Dawson City Music Festival - $15,560 for its Yukon Girls Rock Camp

A six day social justice camp using rock music to amplify girls’ voices for healing, growth and change.  The 25 participants will learn to play musical instruments and have an opportunity to sing and write lyrics with a band.  Music workshops include theory, vocals, songwriting, poster making, merchandise, home recording, stage set-up, sound engineering and tech, gigging and band promotion.  Social justice and empowerment workshops include: history of women in rock music within the context of women’s rights, racism, LGBTQ+ and colonization; portrayal of women in the media; expressing in social media; positive body image; consent; decreasing stigma and supporting others; gender identity and expression and sexual orientation; planning benefit shows and creating change; issues for northern girls; and amazing women in the north.

Contact: Lana Welchman  993-3439, girlsrock@dcmf.com