Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth

Re-envisioning access to and success in post-secondary education

Yukon College will enhance existing supports for Yukon First Nations students and youth and create new opportunities to increase access and remove barriers to post-secondary education. Credentialed programming will allow Yukon College to build and present university-level credential courses in rural communities.

Our team of support staff are ready to help students on their journeys.

$4.6-million in new funding

Beginning fall 2017 and over five years, $4.6-million in new funding will assist current students as well as over 300 new Indigenous students to access post-secondary and achieve their education and life goals.

All Indigenous learners at Yukon College will benefit from expanded support services on campus and within their communities. The overall aim is to build a strong collaborative network of community and institutional partners who support Indigenous youths’ education and life goals.

Why this matters

Meet the team

Contact Jim, Lue, or Dwight to get started today.

Jim Pope

Jim Pope
Transition Support Instructor

Jim knows what it’s like to face hardships and challenges. Jim provides one-on-one support and help for students making the transition from the justice system, probation, treatment programs and group homes to their community, and seeking to re-engage with education.

Lue Maxwell

Lue Maxwell
Education, Career and
Life-Planning Mentor

Those seeking to re-engage with education can talk to Lue for help finding their own career paths, and navigating the challenges that come up at home and at school.

Dwight Snowshoe

Dwight Snowshoe
Academic & Transition Support

Distance learning can be a challenge. Dwight provides one-to-one support in your community to help students get connected, stay motivated and better understand their assignments.

To access supports, please contact:

Davida Wood
First Nations Initiatives
Margot Neely
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining