The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council (YAWC) is a non-profit organization based in Whitehorse that advocates on behalf of Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in the Yukon and northern British Columbia.

Its goal is to promote and foster Indigenous women to leadership roles, support and enforce their inherent, civil, and human rights, and recognize and preserve their cultures and values. YAWC creates opportunities for advancement and resiliency while addressing issues of inequality, violence, and trauma through advocacy and outreach prevention and healing programs for Indigenous women and their families that strengthen Indigenous languages, cultural values, and traditional teachings.


YAWC supports Bootcamp training offered by Yukonstruct

The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program that YAWC administers, supports self-employment by providing business training or professional support to enable a client to start her own business or continue in a career of self-employment.

Through Yukonstruct Startup Bootcamp, this may include financial assistance, support for training in business start-up and development from an accredited business school, assistance with business plan development, for professional advice for marketing, accounting and financial management and for office supports.

If this applies to you, we encourage eligible ISET clients* to contact:

ISET Coordinator Sue Christianson

Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council Office

407 Black Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2N2

(867) 667-6162 (toll free 1-866-667-6162)

Email:  [email protected]


Eligible ISET Clients* are:

  • Residents of Yukon
  • Indigenous Women and gender-diverse people (First Nation, Inuit and Métis)
  • Fifteen (15) years of age or older
  • Unemployed or able to demonstrate immediate risk of being unemployed
  • In need of training to achieve qualifications to achieve employment goals



  2180, 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
  (867) 457-0150
  [email protected]

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