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Habitat Yukon

Whitehorse

 

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

 

August 11th - August 18th 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, August 11th  

 Arrive in Whitehorse 

 Monday, August 12th     

 Build Day and Welcome Orientation

 Tuesday, August 13th - Friday, August 16th 

 Build days

 Saturday, August 17th  

 Cultural Day and Farewell

 Da Ku Cultural Centre

 Sunday, August 18th

 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 $1,900 (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 Marc Caron and I am a civil engineer by education. While, I have worked in this field for the first 11 years of my career I have worked in the high tech sector for 28 years and have been happily retired since September 2017. My love for building things brought me to Habitat in 2002 where I volunteered on the Family Selection Committee for two years, the Board of Directors for six years and am currently an Ambassador for Habitat Greater Ottawa. I have participated in 14 local Ottawa builds and 10 GV trips to date.

Iqaluit in 2009 and El Salvador in 2010, Honduras 2011 and Nicaragua 2012, Yukon 2013, Chile 2014, Guatemala 2015, Costa Rica 2016, Fiji 2017, and Bolivia 2018.

I am married and have two adult children 27 and 29 years old. I enjoy travel, kayaking, reading and puttering around on odd jobs and renovations. 

I look forward to leading our team to Whitehorse and getting to know each and every one of you on this journey. It will be an experience that you will appreciate for the rest of your life. 

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

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