The Department of Health and Social Services, directly or in partnership, supports a number of funding programs which assist Yukon residents in a variety of ways.
Health investment fund
The Health Investment Fund is mandated under the Yukon Health Act to provide financial support for short-term projects aimed at promoting wellbeing in order to strengthen communities and make them and their residents healthier.
Health professionals education bursary
The Yukon Health Profession Education bursary is available to a minimum of 6 new students per year.
Kids recreation fund
The purpose of the Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) is to assist children and youth who are unable to actively participate in organized recreation programs because of financial hardship.
Medical education bursary
Memorial University has agreed to allocate one dedicated seat, per year, in the Faculty of Medicine to a Yukon resident where there is a qualified student.
Nursing bursary program
First introduced in 1999, the Yukon nursing education bursary is intended to support people who live or have lived in the Yukon to attend nursing school.
Professional development fund
This fund is designed to assist those working in the health and social services fields advance their direct delivery skills so they can provide Yukon people with high quality services.
Youth investment fund
The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short term projects aimed at youth. These programs should promote self-esteem, encourage development of positive lifestyle choices, or create social or recreational opportunities.