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11th consecutive Meaning of Home Contest Begins

For the 11th consecutive year, Genworth Canada is asking students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to consider what home means to them. 

October Newsletter

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October Newsletter

Carter Work Project Week - A Great Success!

Habitat for Humanity Yukon celebrated the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project Week by completing the landscaping at our newest affordable homes at 77 and 79 Iskoot in Whistle Bend. These homes are part of the 150 new affordable homes that Habitat for Humanity Canada has pledged to build for Canada's 150th anniversary.  The week's work culminated with the Dedication Ceremony for the Carlick and MacNeil families' homes.

Yukon Energy Honored For Their Donation

During the Carter Work Project Week, Mr. Andrew Hall, President and CEO of Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC), came to see the new affordable homes at 77 and 79 Iskoot Cres. Yukon Energy had donated $5,000 towards the solar panels that were installed on these homes as well as providing LED light bulbs.  Thanks YEC for your generous donations.

Whitehorse Student Wins Honourable Mention in "Meaning of Home" Contest

Hannah, a Grade 4 student in Whitehorse, has recieved an Honourable Mention in the 2016 Genworth "Meaning of Home" Contest in the on-line category.  Here is Hannah's entry:

"My home means so much more than wood, nails and screws. Home is where I spend time with my pets, it is where I learned the most important lessons and it is where I feel safe and secure. It seems as if it is made of love and happiness!

ATCO Electric Yukon Group - Best Painters in Town!

A wonderful group of volunteers from ATCO Electric Yukon came to the site on Saturday, February 4th to help with the painting of the trim and the walls.  They accomplished a lot in one day and can proudly be acclaimed as the "Best Painters in the Yukon".  Many thanks to Bill, Susan, Tom, Matthew, Jay, Lorraine and Carla for their excellent work.

Challenge - Community Resource Group Also Help

An energetic group of volunteers from Challenge - Community Resource Group came to the site in February willing and ready to paint up a storm.  Calvin, Gary, Clayton, Jessica and Catheryne did a great job and much work was accomplished.  Many thanks to all.

Catholic Youth Help Out

The Catholic Youth Group came to the Iskoot site in January to assist with the painting and interior insulation..  Many thanks to Zoe, Nikos, Noah and Father Agustin for helping out.

Yukon Energy Gives Generous Donation to Habitat Yukon

Yukon Energy has generously donated $5,000 towards helping Habitat for Humanity Yukon build safe, decent and affordable homes for low-income Yukon families.  The donation will be put towards the electrical costs at our latest build on Iskoot Crescent in Whistle Bend.  Many thanks to Yukon Energy for their continued support. 

Yukon College Electrical Students Help Out

An energetic class of Yukon College Electrical students came to the site in early December to help rough-in our electrical system


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