Tr’odëk Hätr’unohtän Zho, Dawson City Campus

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What’s happening

February 26, 2020

Join us for some afternoon knitting, socializing and snacking at the Dawson Campus every Wednesday. This is a free, drop-in program for seniors/elders.

March 2, 2020

An introduction to traditional slipper making. There are three parts to this workshop, and the cost is $125. Students who would like to bead their projects should first take the Basic Beading workshop in February.

March 3 - 27, 2020

Build the confidence you need for everyday computer use at work or at home! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-5pm.

Upcoming programs and courses in Dawson City

To register for any of the following programs or for more information, contact the Dawson City campus at or 867.993.8800. If there is no cost listed, the course is free of charge.

Shine a Light on Dementia | Mondays, January 20-February 24, 6-8pm | Free

This training program brings caregivers together to engage in meaningful conversations, share information and develop skills to provide quality care for people with dementia. During this time, participants have an opportunity to explore a variety of topics, such as dementia: onset, development & progression; approaches and strategies for caregivers; what to do after a diagnosis; grief management & self-care for caregivers; legal & financial matters; advanced care directives, substitute decision makers, wills & power of attorney, palliative care; discussion of options and issues around death and dying. Course delivered by the Northern Institute of Social Justice.

Event Planning & Coordination Skills |  $595* | Postponed - new dates TBD

In this 12-week program students will have the opportunity to practice essential skills through an introduction to the event planning industry. Topics covered will include: event planning foundations; funding & budgeting; creating engaged partnerships; planning and event management; risk management; promotions; venues & facilities; staffing & volunteers; cultural awareness; student success & wellness; an more. Students will create a portfolio to use when seeking employment and will have the opportunity to practice workplace essential skills by being involved in event-planning projects. 

Canadian Firearm Safety Course (non-restricted) | February 1, 8:30am-5:30pm | $160+gst

This course is required if you wish to qualify to apply for or renew your Possession Firearms Acquisition License. Includes safe handling and storage of firearms, safe field conduct, legislation and regulations, student handbook, legislative pamphlets and other relevant materials. Examination fees are included. There is no minimum age for enrollment although the age requirement to apply for the PFAL is 18 years.

Introduction to MS Excel for Office Workers | Feb 8-9, 9:30am-12:30pm | $95 + gst

In this 6-hour course, students will become familiar with essential tasks in Excel such as opening a workbook, entering and formatting data, calculating data, and trying some quick analysis features. Learn the skills you must have to succeed in today's office environment! Computer literacy is required. Some previous experience using MS Excel is recommended.

Sewing: Level II | Wednesdays, February 12-March 18, 6-8pm | $175 + gst

In this project-based course, students will be able to apply their cutting, marking, ad sewing knowledge as they are guided through the process of constructing a garment using a pattern. Learn some intermediate techniques such as how to make pants, shorts or a skirt using an elastic waist and a zipper closure. Bring your own sewing machine or let us know if you will need one. Students will need to bring their own materials, and a list of required materials will be provided at the time of registration. 

Pre-requisite: This course is for students who are familiar with different fabric types and have a basic understanding of how to operate a sewing machine or who have taken an Introduction to Sewing course.

Introduction to Conscious Aging: Aging with Passion and Purpose

February 14, 9:00am-4:00pm | February 15, 9:00am-12:00pm | $25 +gst

This retreat introduces you to conscious aging, and the inner work that is important to walk this path. Topics include; Conscious Aging ( also known as Conscious Eldering), what it is and what it involves, elder years as a time of growth, fulfillment, passion and service, engaging your potential and purpose as an elder, and connecting to community and the natural world in your elder years. Our goal is that you leave inspired, motivated and committed to entering or moving further along the path to your conscious elderhood. Course delivered by the Northern Institute of Social Justice.

Standard First-Aid | Feb 17-18, 9am-5pm | $195

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Exceeds competitors' standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

Women in Woodworking | Feb 20-23* | $495

*Thursday evening, all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In this project-based beginner level course, participants will be introduced to the basic skills, safety, techniques and process of woodworking. Project materials are included in the course cost.

Computer Literacy | Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 3-27, 1-5pm | $295 + gst

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn the key components of using a computer. You will be introduced to cpmuter basics including mouse skills, Windows 10 and Windows applications, file management, word processing, using the Internet to access information, electronic mail, and more.

Standard First-Aid | March 9-10, 9am-5pm | $195

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Exceeds competitors' standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

Basic Home Wiring | March 20-22* | $595

*Friday Evening, all day Saturday and Sunday.

Become a practical (and safe) homeowner by learning the proper procedures, skills and theory needed to carry out common electrical home maintenance. Prepare yourself and preemptively deal with potential problems, and understand the importance of complying with electrical codes. Steel-toed boots required.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course (restricted) | March 21, 8:30am-5:30pm | $160 + gst

Only students who have successfully completed the CFSC 1 week prior to course start date are eligible to take this course. Topics in this new CRFSC, with emphasis on handguns, includes: major parts and types, firearms safety practices, ammunition, operating handgun actions, handgun firing techniques, care of handguns, responsibilities of the firearms owner/user, safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms.

Wilderness First-Aid & Advanced WFA | March 23-April 3, 9am-5pm | $295 + $495

Ever wonder what to do if help is not immediately available if someone is ill or injured? Whether working or recreating in Yukon , learn comprehensive first aid techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid/CPR-C, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Qualifies for the 40hr Wilderness First Aid 2018 Guiding Regulations for Yukon’s National Parks.

Managing from your Strengths - Build on your Best | March 30-31, 9:00am-4:30pm | $795+gst

Increase awareness of personal strengths and your natural working style. You will use an assessment tool to identify personal strengths at work and explore ways to identify approaches to manage your strengths and shadows. ***This is the foundational seminar in the series.

Emergency Medical Responder | March 30-April 3 & April 6-9, 8:30am-6:30pm | $1000

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. Emergency medical responder (EMR) is for those providing emergency response in a pre-hospital setting and in the workplace: firefighters, law-enforcement officers, workplace first attendant and emergency medical services personnel. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile for the practitioner level of EMR. Register before March 13. Prerequisite: Current Standard First-Aid.

Motivating your Staff - Bring out their Best | April 1-2, 9:00am-4:30pm | $795+gst

Investigate a manager's role in helping staff to achieve results through effective communication approaches. Learn how to identify what motivates people at work, proper goal setting and monitoring, assessing your staff's communication preferences and adaption your style to the developmental needs of your staff. Prerequisite: Managing from your Strengths.

Participants may be eligible for financial assistance from the Klondike Region Training Fund.

Supportive Distance Learning in Dawson City

Distance learning, or online learning, provides students with access to class instruction over the Internet, rather than in a classroom. There are a variety of options, allowing you to study full or part-time via distance.

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Programs offered via Distance Learning


Contact Us

Ashley Doiron

Campus Liaison/Continuing Education Coordinator -- Dawson City Community Campus
Community Education and Development - Northern

John McDonald

Instructor/Coordinator -- Dawson City Community Campus
Community Education and Development - Northern


Marcia Jordan

Administrative Assistant
Community Education and Development - Northern

Meg Walker

Instructor, Office Administration
School of Business and Leadership
Applied Science and Management

Campus Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

We acknowledge that we are teaching and learning on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondek Hwëch’in.

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