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For more information, contact Global Village at: email@example.com, or call (800) 667-5137
September 2 - 9, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th by building a home for a family!
Join us as we work together to help a family achieve their dream of a safe and affordable home of their own while we take in the experience of life in northern Canada.
Why should I go to the Yukon?
For a larger than life experience in the land of the midnight sun and the opportunity to help improve housing for First Nations, this Global Village Canada project in the Yukon is for you. Our team will be based in Whitehorse – the capital and largest city of the territory.
Covering 483,450 square kilometres (186,661 square miles), Yukon covers an area larger than Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands combined. Of the 37,000 people living in the territory, about 28,000 live in Whitehorse. About one-quarter of Yukoners are of Aboriginal ancestry and belong to one of fourteen Yukon First Nations and eight language groups. First Nations play a significant role in all aspects of Yukon society.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Yukon
Founded in 2004, Habitat for Humanity Yukon, http://www.habitatyukon.org/, has a goal of providing affordable housing for 20 families by the end of 2017. To date, housing projects have been completed in four areas of Whitehorse and a building partnership is underway with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.
What will my week look like?
|Sat, Sept 2||Team arrives in Whitehorse; Orientation with HFH Yukon|
|Sun, Sept 3||Cultural Day|
|Mon, Sept 4||Site & Safety Orientation; Build Day|
|Tues, Sept 5||Build Day|
|Wed, Sept 6||Build Day|
|Thurs, Sept 7||Build Day|
|Fri, Sept 8||Build Day; Farewell Dinner with HFH Yukon|
|Sat, Sept 9||Departure Day|
This itinerary may change as details for the trip are finalised.
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be in a simple, decent hotel in Whitehorse with two people sharing a room. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in the Yukon is approximately
$1,670 + round-trip airfare
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Yukon and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Whitehorse, Yukon. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip).
Meet the Team Leader: Lindsey and Kevin Cox
Hi everyone, we are Lindsey and Kevin Cox, from Golden, British Columbia. We love to travel, and to get to know people from other areas, and Habitat builds are such a wonderful way to do that. Our first build was in Kenya, where we realized that
this was an experience we wanted to repeat, again and again. We have since led trips to Ethiopia and Slave Lake, and participated in a trip to Nicaragua. We have both traveled extensively, and now want to see more of our own country. Both of us have always wanted to experience the Yukon, so we are very excited to have this opportunity. We look forward to sharing our limited carpentry skills, our sense of adventure, and some great experiences with you and the family we will be building with. May the northern lights shine on us all as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in such a unique way.