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Every Student, Every Day accepting applications for funding

Program supports projects that aim to improve school attendance in the territory
Flyin’ Bob gives a circus workshop for school children in Carcross on Oct. 12, 2023. The Yukon Arts Centre sent Bob to schools in the territory’s communities with funding from the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society and Northwestel Hanging Sky Tour. The society’s Every Student, Every Day fund is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)

The Every Student, Every Day fund is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year.

The program is run by the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society in collaboration with the Yukon government with the aim of supporting projects to improve school attendance in the territory.

According to a Jan. 10 statement, $400,000 is available for the 2024–25 school year.

“These funds will support Yukon educators, schools, community organizations and First Nations throughout the territory to develop and implement grassroots projects to help improve attendance in Yukon classrooms,” the statement reads.

Education Minister Jeanie McLean said in the statement the government is excited to continue its partnership with the student encouragement society as “we work together to support students to attend school and engage in their learning.”

She said the education initiative continues to offer schools an “opportunity to undertake innovative, local solutions that resonate with their own students.”

Student encouragement society president Tara Christie said the projects complement resources for schools in the promotion of attendance and learning for all students.

“We encourage applicants to reach out and discuss their project ideas or brainstorm how Every Student, Every Day could benefit their school or community so we can help support as many Yukon students as possible,” she said in the Jan. 10 statement. “We also want to thank our educators who remain committed to ongoing collaborative endeavours that enhance our children’s learning opportunities.”

The application form is available on Every Student, Every Day’s website at and is also distributed by the Department of Education to all Yukon school principals. The submission deadline is March 8.

Those eligible to submit projects include educators, school administrators, school councils, Yukon First Nations governments and community groups.

The statement said a committee of volunteers comprising educators and Every Student, Every Day representatives will evaluate and select the successful proposals this spring.

Since its establishment in 2012, the society, with support from the territorial government and community partners, has directly supported more than 200 local projects with more than $1.85 million raised primarily from Yukon businesses and individual donations, that statement noted.

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