WE ARE THE FIRST CANADIAN MAKERSPACE NORTH OF 60
September 16, 2014
In September we opened the doors of our 135 Industrial Road location with a full slate of weekly workshops. We quickly built membership to over 80 makers, with over 100 others participating in various workshops. A ‘Core Team’ of over a dozen dedicated volunteers emerged and became the driving forcebehind YuKonstruct. Read more
YUKONSTRUCT MAKERSPACE SOCIETY LAUNCHED (CO)SPACE, A RALLYING POINT FOR GROWING THE YUKON’S ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITY
November 3, 2015
The society added a coworking space downtown, in a separate location from our Makerspace. (co)space is the productive, collaborative and community-driven space for members to do their work as freelancers, entrepreneurs or small businesses. Similar to YuKonstruct, a membership to (co)spaceprovides you access to a unique workspace. We offer amenities such as high speed internet, a productive work area, access to meeting rooms, and most importantly a community of awesome people. Read more
THE COMMUNITY IS THE HEART OF YUKONSTRUCT
October 1, 2016
Staff members and contractors joined the adventure along the road to support the growing operations of both facilities. Staff and volunteers collaborated in programming, providing support, planning events, and general facility operations. In order to allow volunteers to focus on creating, teaching, and learning staff took on most of the administrative, operational, and fiscal responsibilities. Read more
Yukonstruct receives the National Startup Canada Entrepreneur Support Award in Ottawa!
October 20, 2017
This category rewards government organizations, not-for-profits, academic institutions and private for-profit businesses that demonstrate excellence in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship through their leadership, innovation and impact. Honouring this recognition, we continue to strive to foster innovation, creativity, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Read more
NEW HOME: NORTHLIGHT INNOVATION
August 28, 2018
The makerspace and co-working space moved together into their new home located on 2180 2nd Avenue.
On September 4th, 2018 – Yukonstruct Society opened the doors of NorthLight Innovation after several months of renovation to the old Super Valu grocery store on Second Avenue.
The 24,000 sq ft facility managed and operated by local non-profit Yukonstruct is now the rallying point for all of their members, consolidating their organization and services under one roof along with facility partners Yukon College and Yukon Development Corporation. Read more