Department of Justice

Crime Prevention Funding Programs

Youth Investment Fund

The Youth Investment Fund was established in 1995 our of a need to recognize the value of community-driven initiatives aimed at addressing the needs of Yukon youth. Many projects are designed to meet the needs of youth susceptible to "at risk" behaviour and youth not already benefiting from other government programs and services.                                                

Eligible projects:

  • promote self-esteem and positive self-image;
  • encourage development of positive lifestyle choices;
  • create social or recreational opportunities;
  • promote leadership, skill development and training;
  • promote increased employment and educational opportunities;

Who can apply for funding?

  • non-profit organizations;
  • municipalities and unincorporated communities;
  • First Nation governments/organizations; and
  • school committees/councils;

How much funding can we get?

Organizations can apply for up to $5,000 (per project).

The fund can be used for wages, honoraria, rental costs, program supplies, materials, and equipment, production of resources such as pamphlets, posters or manuals, travel within the Yukon, actual costs for food, gas, advertising and promotion. Some of these items have funding limits or restrictions.

Applying for funding

Deadlines for applications requesting $501 to $5000 are 11:59 p.m. on April 1 and October 1 each year. Late applications will not be accepted.

If the deadline day falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline will be at 11:59 p.m. the next business day.

If you are applying for $500 or less, you may apply anytime.

Once received the $500 and under applications will be reviewed and decided upon within three weeks.


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Sponsoring departments are:

  • Executive Council Office – Youth Directorate
  • Education
  • Health and Social Services
  • Justice
  • Women’s Directorate
  • Community Services

For more information please contact

Fund Coordinator
301 Jarvis Street, second floor, Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6
phone: 667-5367 in Whitehorse
toll-free: 1-800-661-0408, ex: 5367
fax: 393-6240