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Habitat Yukon

Whitehorse

 

Volunteer in the Yukon whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need

 

September 8th - September 15th 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)

 Sunday, September 8th  

 Arrive in Whitehorse 

 Monday, September 9th     

 Build Day and Welcome Orientation

 Tuesday, September 10th - Friday, September   13th 

 Build days

 Saturday, September 14th  

 Cultural Day and Farewell

 Da Ku Cultural Centre

 Sunday, September 15th

 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 $1,820 (1) + Air Transportation (2) 

(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support to the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, orientation materials, transportation, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Yukon and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. 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

My Name is Mathieu Cléroux and this will be my 8th Global village trip. My first experience with Habitat was in 2007 when I joined a team in El Salvador. It was such a life changing experience that I immediately decided to become a team leader. Since then, I have led teams to the Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Argentina, and Portugal. Although I have travelled a lot, in many parts of the world, I have always found Habitat builds to be especially rewarding.

Outside of Habitat, I work as a general contractor and I run an adventure travel company, both in the Ottawa/ Gatineau region. I spend most of my free time outdoors doing a lot of camping, flatwater and whitewater canoeing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. 

No construction experience is required for this trip! Only an open mind, an adventurous soul, and a desire to help out.

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

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