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Habitat Yukon

Whitehorse

 

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need

 

June 15th - June 22nd 2019

The Yukon has a population of around 40,000 people, most of whom live in Whitehorse. Indigenous people account for one-quarter of the population in the Yukon. The vacancy rate for all types of units as of April 2018 was 3.4 percent, up from 2.8 percent in October of 2017 according to the most recent report released by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. According to the same report, if you're looking for a one-bedroom apartment, the vacancy rate drops to just 1.9 percent. Renters can expect to pay around $950 a month before utilities. 

Scarcity aside, the sheer cost of what is available on the market is an impediment to housing for many families, as affordability is skewed by the high number of government workers in the territory, which makes up 41.3 percent of the entire workforce. The average worker employed by the Yukon government makes $81,000 a year. By contrast, at $11.51 an hour the Yukon has the lowest minimum wage among the territories.

Habitat for Humanity Yukon recently commenced their most ambitious construction project in their history. Over the next 2-3 years, they will build eight new, safe, decent, and affordable homes for families living in the Yukon. Construction has begun at 18 Bailey Place in the Whistle Bend subdivision. The project consists of 2 4-plexes. Each 4-plex will have 1 - 2 bedroom home, 2 - 3 bedroom homes and a 4-bedroom home.

 

Habitat for Humanity Yukon

Habitat for Humanity Yukon was given official affiliate status in September 2004. To-date, HFHY has completed homes at the following locations: Kodiak Place (1 unit, completed November 2006); Keewenaw Drive (2 units, completed July 2010); Wheeler Street (3 units, completed February 2011), Pintail Place (3 units, completed February 2013), Bailey Place (2 units, completed September 2014), Takhini River (3 units, completed November 2014), Eldorado Road (2 units, completed January 2016) and Iskoot crescent (2 units, completed in May 2017). 

Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)

 Saturday, June 15th  

 Arrive in Whitehorse 

 Sunday, June 16th     

 Cultural Day and Welcome Orientation

 Da Ku Cultural Centre

 Monday, June 17th - Thursday, June 20th 

 Build days

 Friday, June 21st  

 Final build day and Farewell

 National Indigenous Peoples Day

 Saturday, June 22nd

 Depart Whitehorse

Typical Housing Solutions

Single family household. 
 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
 
Framing, insulation, drywall, windows, doors, flooring, trim, painting and landscaping. 
 

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 8 day opportunity to build with Habitat Yukon is approximately $1,880 (1) + Air Transportation (2) 

(1) The Habitat individual donation includes: daily living expenses (i.e. room & board), traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat Yukon and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation .

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Whitehorse and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

Team Leader

Hello everybody, my name is Alan Dickinson and  I am thrilled to be sharing this incredible experience with you. Since 2012, I’ve participated in 19 Global Village trips as a volunteer, but mostly as a team leader. Travelling with Habitat for Humanity, either as a volunteer or a team leader, has given me the opportunity to interact with many wonderful Habitat families in countries like, Romania, Nepal, New Zealand, Malawi, and many others, as well as PEI and Winnipeg in our own beautiful country. I’m hoping to be a part of this incredible program for a long time.

If you’ve done a Habitat trip previously, then you know what an amazing experience it is. And if you haven’t yet, and this trip will be your first experience with Habitat, then be ready to experience one of the most rewarding trips you’ll ever make.

I’m looking forward to sharing this incredible experience with you!

Please feel free to contact me at alan53149@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about the trip or apply now using our on-line application. 

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