Yukon Resources and Links

YUKON DISABILITY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

 

Note: Have we overlooked an organization or program? Or perhaps contact information for an organization has changed? Please contact Jessica for any list updates (gaates.jessica.dunkin@gmail.com | 613.327.7571).

ACTIVE LIVING ALLIANCE FOR CANADIANS WITH A DISABILITY – YUKON

 

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is a national network that was created in 1989 to motivate and assist Canadians with a disability to become more physically active.  In the Yukon, the ALACD has a core network of individuals, agencies, communities and organizations who are dedicated to facilitating increased activity across the Yukon.

Local Office:

Address: c/o Yukon Stars, 4061 – 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1J5

Phone: (867) 668-4236 | (867) 667-4606

Fax: (867) 667-4237

Email: inclusion@northwestel.net or yk@ala.ca

Head Office:

Address: 720 Belfast Road, Suite 104, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 0Z5
Phone:  1-800-771-0663 | (613) 244-0052
TTY:  1-888-771-0663 | (613) 244-0008

Fax: (613) 244-4857

Web Site: www.ala.ca

E-mail:ala@ala.ca

 

ADULT COMMUNITY SERVICES (Yukon Government, Department of Health and Social Services)

 

Adult Community Services provides a comprehensive range of social services and coordinates the development of these services for seniors, persons “in need” and/or with disabilities to enjoy a basic standard of living with maximum independence and dignity.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2C6

Street Address: 3168 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, YT

Website: www.hss.gov.yk.ca/adultservices.php

Phone: (867) 667-5674 | 1-800-661-0408 extension 5674
Fax: (867) 667-5819 | (867) 393-6278

 

ALLERGY/ASTHMA INFORMATION ASSOCIATION (AAIA)

The Allergy/Asthma Information Association’s mission is to create safer environments and improve quality of life for Canadians affected by allergy, asthma, and anaphylaxis by empowering individuals and providing education, leadership, and a national voice. The AAIA is federally registered Canadian charity dedicated to helping allergic individuals and their families cope with everything from the sniffles and sneezes of allergic rhinitis to life-threatening allergies and asthma.

Address: 93 Teslin Road, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 3M7

Phone: (867) 667-2063

Web Site: www.aaia.ca

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES

An accredited American Sign Language interpreter is available to support Yukon’s Deaf community.  This free service is offered by the Workplace Diversity Employment Office in the Yukon Government’s Public Service Commission.

 Contact:  Workplace Diversity Employment Office

Cell (Text/Voice): (867) 332-4275

Office (Voice):  (867) 456-6537

Email:interpreter.ASL@gov.yk.ca

Fax: (867) 456-3973

TDD: (867) 667-5864

 

ASPEN RESIDENCE LTD.

Aspen Residence Ltd. provides residential support to adults with special needs. The corporation operates two homes in Whitehorse that provide a range of supports for men with mental health and cognitive issues.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31504, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 6K8

Phone: (867) 667-2928

Fax: (867) 668-4472

Email: graham@klondiker.com

 

AUTISM YUKON

Autism Yukon is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. AU is guided by a Board of Directors comprised of parents with children who have ASD, and caring community members. Their purpose is to provide support, public awareness, training, advocacy, and resources for our community.

Address: 508F Main Street, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2B9

Phone: (867) 667-6406

Fax: (867) 667-6408

Email: info@autismyukon.org

Web Site: www.autismyukon.org

 

BALSAM RESIDENCE

Balsam Residence is a First Nations-focused residence for adults with identified disabilities. Adults must be referred through the Adult Services Services of the Yukon Government.

Address: 5131 – 5th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1L8

Phone: (867) 667-8757 Office

Fax: (867) 393-7028

 

BRINGING YOUTH TOWARD EQUALITY (BYTE)

BYTE is a ‘for youth, by youth’ organization, focused on empowering and promoting youth throughout the Yukon and Canada’s north. They offer events, services, and opportunities for youth, including youth with disabilities.

Address: 2-407 Ogilvie Street, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2S5

Phone: (867) 667-7975

Fax: (867) 393-6341

Email: bytenow@yukonyouth.com

Web Site: www.yukonyouth.com

 

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (CMHA) – YUKON DIVISION

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. CMHA branches across the country provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

Mailing Address: 6 Bates Crescent, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 4T8

Phone: (867) 668-7144

Email: cmha.ca@gmail.com

Web Site: www.cmha.ca

 

CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION (CMHC)

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) manages a number of programs that support people with disabilities and seniors. These include programs that assist people with disabilities and seniors with major repairs or modifications of their homes and apartments.

Address: 402 – 3106 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 5G1

Phone: (867) 633-7530 | 1-800-331-8794

Fax: (867) 633-7542

Email: gshuttle@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Web Site:www.cmhc.ca

CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND (CNIB) – BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON

The CNIB office in Whitehorse closed in 2007. However, the organization continues to provide services in the Yukon and they are working towards re-establishing a physical presence in the territory. Contact the regional manager, Brad Hooge, for more information.

Regional Office:

Mailing Address: 100-5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC  V5R 6B2

Phone: (604) 431-2151; Toll Free 1-800-888-9090

Fax: (604) 431-2199

Web Site: www.cnib.ca

Contact: Brad Hooge (brad.hooge@cnib.ca)

 

CHALLENGE – COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL ALTERNATIVES

Challenge is a non-profit organization that has been assisting people with disabilities in ever-increasing capacities, and numbers, since 1976. Their mandate is to assist people with disabilities to become active in their community, by learning real job skills and entering the job market.

Address: 1148 – 1st Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1A6

Phone: (867) 668-4421

Fax: (867) 667-4337

Email: rick.goodfellow@ccva.ca

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (Yukon Government)

The Yukon Child Development Centre works with families and community members to provide early supports and therapeutic services to Yukon children from birth to school age.

Mailing Address: PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2C6

Physical Address: 1000 Lewes Boulevard, Whitehorse

Phone: (867) 456-8182 | 1-866-835-8386

Kwanlin Dun Office: (867) 633-7820

Fax: (867) 393-6374

Email:info@cdcyukon.ca

Web Site:www.cdcyukon.ca

CHRONIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Chronic Conditions Support Program helps people with chronic conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure work with doctors, nurses and other health professionals to achieve the best possible care.

Address: Health and Social Services, Box 2703, Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 393-7487

Fax: (867) 667-3096

 

FAMILY SUPPORTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Family Supports for Children with Disabilities provides support to Yukon families caring for children with disabilities. They support early intervention to increase a child’s lifelong learning potential; provide coordinated access to supports and interventions; offer funding for specialized therapies, homemakers services, and child care; and they promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in community life.

Mailing Address: 49B Waterfront Place, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6V1
Phone: (867) 393-7464 | 1-800-661-0408 extension 7464
Fax: (867) 667-7553

Web Site: www.hss.gov.yk.ca/disabilities_children.php

 

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME SOCIETY OF YUKON (FASSY)

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon is a non-profit organization dedicated to FASD prevention and fostering accepting and educated communities where individuals with FASD have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31396, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 6K8

Physical Address: 1148 – 1st Avenue, Whitehorse

Phone: (867) 393-4948

Fax: (867) 393-4950

Email: fascap@klondiker.com

Diagnostic Coordinator:familys@klondiker.com

FREEDOM TRAILS THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION

Freedom Trails provides a recreational and therapeutic horseback-riding program for people with disabilities. Lessons run weekly for a 10-week session.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20054, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 7A2

Phone: (867) 633-5911

Fax: (867) 633-5911

Email: ftrails@ajco.ca

HANDY BUS (Whitehorse Transit)

The Handy-Bus service is jointly funded by the City and the Government of Yukon. It offers safe and secure transportation to persons who, for a variety of reasons, have difficulty using regular transit service.

Mailing Address: 2121 – 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1C2

Physical Address: 139 Tlingit Street, Whitehorse

Phone: (867) 668-8396

Fax: (867) 668-8388

E-mail: transit@whitehorse.ca

Web Site: www.city.whitehorse.yk.ca/index.aspx?page=102

 

HELPING HANDS ADULT DAYCARE PROGRAM

The Helping Hands Adult Daycare offers services and programs for adults with special needs. These include supervision and training in life skills and all related subjects, as well as programs in sports, crafts, cooking, and hobbies.

Address: 160 Hillcrest Drive, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 4N4

Phone: (867) 334-2858

Fax: (867) 667-7443

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION YUKON (LDAY)

The Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of learning differences, and supporting children, youth and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities. LDAY provides leadership through advocacy, education, programs and services.

Address: 128 Copper Road, Whitehorse, YT

Phone: (867) 668-5167

Fax: (867) 668-6504

Email: ldayoffice@northwestel.net

Web Site: www.nald.ca/lday.htm

MANY RIVERS COUNSELING AND SUPPORT SERVICES (Formerly “Yukon Family Service Association”)

Many Rivers is a non-profit organization that has been working in the Yukon since 1969. It previously went by the name of Yukon Family Services Association. Many Rivers serves children, youth, adults, and families. They support people through difficult challenges and transitions, such as illness, separation, life changes, and role changes.

Whitehorse Office:

Mailing Address: 4071 – 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1H3

Phone: (867) 667-2970

Fax: (867) 633-3557

Email:info@manyrivers.yk.ca

Web Site: www.manyrivers.yk.ca

 

Dawson City Office:

Physical Address: Waterfront Building on Front Street

Phone: (867) 993-6455

Fax: (867) 993 6456

Email: dawson@manyrivers.yk.ca

 

Haines Junction Office:

Physical Address: 108 Auriol Street

Phone: (867) 534-2111

Fax: (867) 634-2333

Email: hainesjunction@manyrivers.yk.ca

 

Watson Lake:

Physical Address: 714 Adele Trail

Phone: (867) 536-2330

Fax: (867) 536-7854

Email:watson@manyrivers.yk.ca

For Services and Programs in:

Carmacks, Carcross and Teslin: (867) 667-2970

Beaver Creek, Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay: (867) 634-2111

Mayo and Pelly Crossing: Call (867) 993-6455

MS SOCIETY WHITEHORSE SELF-HELP GROUP

The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. The MS Society helps people navigate the challenges that MS presents through support services. This includes self-help groups, informal ways to link people with common concerns to share emotional support and practical ideas.

Whitehorse Self-Help Group:

Local Contact: Jenny Roberts

Email: m.s.selfhelp.roberts@gmail.com

B.C. Branch:

Mailing Address: 1501-4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC  V5H 4G7

Phone: (604) 689-3144 | 1-866-991-0577

Fax: (604) 689-0377

Email: info.bc@mssociety.ca

Web Sites: www.mssociety.ca/bc

 

RESIDENTIAL CARE PROGRAMS

The Yukon Residential Care Programs are driven by the home philosophy of care. They are a community that respects and promotes dignity, individual freedom, choice and lifestyle, and meaningful quality living. They also continually strive to create a feeling of home and belonging for all who live here by being responsive to the uniqueness of each resident. There are four continuing care facilities in the Yukon. Copper Ridge Place, Thomson Centre and Macaulay Lodge are located in Whitehorse and McDonald Lodge provides care services in Dawson City.

Address: 109 Copper Road, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2Z7

Phone: (867) 667-8961 | (867) 456-6806 | 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8961

SECOND OPINION SOCIETY

The Second Opinion Society is a self-help group offering alternative mental health information and support to psychiatric survivors, people going through emotional distress, and people who are isolated or interested in wholistic approaches to mental health. They offer peer support, advocacy, a resource library, recreational and social activities, and workshops.

Address: 304 Hawkins Street Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 1X6

Phone: (867) 667-2037

Email:info@second-opinion.ca

SPECIAL OLYMPICS YUKON

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Mailing Address: 4061 – 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1H1

Phone: (867) 668-6511

Fax: (867) 667-4237

Email: specialolympics@sportyukon.com

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (YG Department of Education)

The Student Support Services provides support to school personnel, parents and students as they plan and implement education programs for students with special education needs. They assist with comprehensive student assessments and provides supportive programming materials and adaptive equipment on request.

Mailing Address: PO Box 2703 Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2C6

Physical Address: 1000 Lewes Blvd. Whitehorse

Phone: (867) 667-8000

Toll-Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8000

Fax: (867) 393-6423

 

TEEGATHA’OH ZHEH SOCIETY

Teegatha’Oh Zheh (TOZ) is a non-profit agency located in Whitehorse that serves the Yukon and surrounding communities. They provide day programming and residential support services for adults labelled with intellectual disabilities.

Mailing Address:311 Ray Street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0L9

Phone: (867) 668-4471 or 668-4787

Fax: (867) 633-3128

Email: toz@teegathaohzheh.com

Website: http://www.teegathaohzheh.org

 

WHERE DISABILITY WORKS

Where Disability Works is the Yukon’s go-to place for disability employment information, resources, and services. They are the active branch of the Yukon Disability Employment Strategy and a feature of the Yukon Labour Market development initiative. They work to make workplaces accessible for all Yukoners.

Address: 2-211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2E4

Phone: (867) 393-2660 | 1-877-550-9263

Fax: (867) 393-4992

Email: info@wheredisabilityworks.ca

Website: http://www.wheredisabilityworks.ca/

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (Yukon Government)

Mental Health Services is a community mental health clinic offering assessment, individual and group therapy, supportive counselling and referral services for a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems and mental illnesses. Mental health professionals work to provide assistance in managing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2C6

Physical Address: 4 Hospital Road, 2nd floor, Whitehorse

Phone: (867) 667-8346

Fax: (867) 667-8372

 

YUKON COUNCIL ON disABILITY

The Yukon Council on disABILITY (YCOD) is a non-profit organization located in Whitehorse that is dedicated to providing quality services to promote social and economic independence for persons with disABILITIES.

Whitehorse Office:

Address: Suite 2 – 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2E4

Phone: (867) 668-6703

Fax: (867) 393-4992

Email: info@ycod.net

Web Sites: www.ycod.yk.ca

 

Dawson City Office:

Mailing Address: PO Box 1089, Dawson City, YT  Y0B 1G0
Office Location: 1371 2nd Avenue Dawson City (in the Chief Isaac Building)

Phone: (867) 993-2372
Fax: (867) 993-2461

YUKON HOUSING CORPORATION

The Yukon Housing Corporation manages a number of programs that support people with disabilities, including the Home Repair Programthat provides low interest loans to home owners wishing to repair homes for a variety of reasons, including improved accessibility. The Yukon Housing Coporation also manages subsidized housing units throughout the Yukon including those designated “barrier free.”

Address: 410H Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2H5

Phone: (867) 667-5759

Fax: (867) 667-3664

Web Site: www.housing.yk.ca