Reflecting 1 Year into COVID-19 – Part 3

In the last post of our three-part COVID-19 series celebrating achievements from our programs throughout what’s been a difficult year, we’re highlighting some exciting updates on our work in Yukon.

We’re continuing to deliver more support services in Yukon

As we have shared in updates throughout the year, in May 2020 we were pleased to open our new Supervised Housing and Reintegration Program (SHARP) in Whitehorse. This expansion to the Yukon, and collaborative work with the Yukon Government in the creation of our program for people transitioning from corrections, was a true highlight of our year.

CYFN staff members meeting during COVID-19

In more recent news, we were honoured to formalize our partnership with the Council of Yukon First Nations. We recognize that as a new service provider in the territory, we have much to learn, and this partnership is vital so that as we develop our services, we ensure they meet the needs of Yukon First Nations.

Together we will be assuming operations of the Housing First residence in Whitehorse, and look forward to building on the work that the Housing First residence team has done over the past year and working collaboratively with CYFN to provide person-centered and culturally appropriate services for residents at the program.

Together we will be assuming operations of the Housing First residence in Whitehorse, and look forward to building on the work that the Housing First residence team has done over the past year and working collaboratively with CYFN to provide person-centered and culturally appropriate services for residents at the program.

Learn more about our partnership with CYFN here

As our programs and services in the territory continue to grow, we are humble and grateful for the opportunity to work alongside CYFN and learn from Yukon First Nations, and are committed to ensuring that we provide culturally-informed and appropriate services for the people and communities we serve.

We’re currently hiring for a range of positions in Yukon, click here to check out our career current postings.

Did you know that we hosted a Speaker Series session about our work in the Yukon (and our Supervised Housing and Reintegration Program, in particular) this summer?

Throughout COVID-19, we have seen immense resilience, flexibility, and determination from members of the JHS community – most notably, from our staff, residents, and service users. The stories shared through this mini-series are just a few of the many that are held among our team. While the end of the pandemic isn’t here yet, we are holding onto these stories to remind ourselves that positive moments still exist among the challenges, and that we’ll get through this together.

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