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Minister Elaine Taylor with Northwest Territories Premier and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Bob McLeod and the PEI Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Valerie Docherty at the 32nd Annual Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women on June 19 and 20, 2014 in Dettah, Northwest Territories.


Minister Elaine Taylor with federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for the Status of Women at the 32nd Annual Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women on June 19 and 20, 2014 in Dettah, Northwest Territories.

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Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund - Call for Proposals for 2015 Projects

The Women’s Directorate is inviting you to submit an application for funding for projects that focus on the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women. The deadline to apply for community-based projects designed and developed by and for Aboriginal women is Friday, November 14, 2014 by 5:00 pm. For more information, or for assistance, please contact Amanda Buffalo at 667-8675 or amanda.buffalo@gov.yk.ca.

Click here for the 2015 application package.


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SALUTING WOMEN’S HISTORY

Women’s Directorate Minister Elaine Taylor, left, and Rachel Dawson unveil the Women’s History Month poster honouring women with disabilities October 31st at The Old Fire Hall. Along with the unveiling, the Ynklud Art Society presented a show featuring singing and a number of films made by members of the society.


Moving Forward Together: Report from the Inaugural Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology Policy Forum  178 KB

May 3, 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Gaps, Needs and Options: Legal Advocacy for Yukon Women Draft Report (June 2013 240 KB
The Yukon Advisory Council on Women's Issues (YACWI) commissioned this paper to inform discussion regarding Recommendation 4.1 of Sharing Common Ground, the final report from the review of Yukon’s Police Force.


Yukon Aboriginal Women's Summit 2: Summary reportYukon Aboriginal Women's Summit 2: Summary report  1 MB
The Women’s Directorate and the Yukon Advisory Council on Women’s Issues co-hosted the second Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Summit on October 13 and 14, 2012 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. Approximately 80 Aboriginal women attended, along with representation from chiefs, ministers and government officials. The theme of the Summit was Strong Women, Strong Communities: Restoring Our Balance. The Summit engaged participants in identifying and setting priorities for future work on Aboriginal women’s issues in Yukon. This Summary Report includes a look back at the history of this work and provides a number of recommendations from those who attended that speak to the future of Aboriginal women’s equality in Yukon and provide direction to move forward on these issues.