Backgrounder – Investing in economic diversification in Yukon

Backgrounder

#1  2018 - 2020 Geoscience Activities

  • CanNor is investing $753,274 and the Government of Yukon is investing $417,530 in this two year project.
  • Funding will go to the Government of Yukon, to support geological and geothermal data research, public data systems, community awareness activities and geophysical data processing.
  • The total cost of the project is $1,170,804.

#2  Ross River Fuel Distribution and Expansion

  • CanNor is investing $422,000 in this project with a further $568,000 investment from the Tu Lidlini Petroleum Corporation.
  • Funding has gone to the Tu Lidlini Petroleum Corporation, to support the expansion of its commercial fuel distribution business in Ross River, Yukon, to meet the service requirements for two major projects entering the assessment phase in Ross River Dena Council’s traditional territory: Kudz Ze Kayah mine and Faro Mine Remediation Project.
  • The funding will support the purchase of fuel delivery vehicles, a new cardlock system, the improvement of the company’s marketing. The project is expected to provide employment for up to 10 local community members.
  • The total cost of the project is $990,000.

#3  Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) Land Management Administration System

  • CanNor is investing $400,000 and KDFN is investing $1,572,200 over three years for this project.
  • Funding will go to KDFN, to support the implementation of their Land Administration Management System. It will establish a GIS repository for their lands, and KDFN will work with Chu Níikwän development corporation to make the land available to its citizens, non-citizens, and businesses for commercial, industrial, and residential use. This project will benefit KDFN by providing them with the administrative tools to capitalize on residential and commercial land opportunities.
  • The total cost of the project is $1,972,200

#4  Yukon Wild Photo & Video Image Bank

  • CanNor is investing $284,763 in this two year project with a further $85,500 investment from the Government of Yukon, and $9,500 from the Wilderness Tourism Association of Yukon (WTAY). 
  • Funding will go to the WTAY to build a collection of digital marketing materials that can be used by wilderness tourism operators as part of a Territory-wide Yukon Wild Marketing initiative.
  • The total cost of the project is $379,763.

#5  Yukon Culinary Development Initiative

  • CanNor is investing $260,000 in this project with a further $27,500 from the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIAY).
  • Funding will go to the TIAY to support the creation of the Yukon Culinary Development Initiative. This initiative will focus on strengthening ties and communication between the tourism and agriculture sectors in order to increase the amount of local food available for tourists and thereby supporting both the tourism and agricultural sector.
  • The total cost of the project is $287,500.

#6  Solar Integration Feasibility

  • CanNor is investing $200,000 in this one year project with a further $25,000 investment from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, $18,750 from the Government of Yukon, and $6,250 from the White River First Nation Limited Partnership (WRFNLP).
  • Funding is going to the WRFNLP, to determine the feasibility of solar power in Beaver Creek, one of four Yukon communities reliant on diesel energy. WRFNLP will undertake a grid impact assessment and a technical and business feasibility study. If the project is proven feasible, it could result in the creation of up to 17 jobs for the construction of the facility and up to 2 permanent jobs for ongoing operations.
  • The total cost of the project is $250,000.

#7  Tuttle Airstrip Upgrade Feasibility Study

  • CanNor is investing $120,000 and the Vuntut Development Corporation (VDC) is investing $60,000 in this one year project.
  • Funding will go to the VDC, the economic development arm of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, to complete a feasibility study of the costs and benefits of upgrading the currently unused Tuttle Airstrip in Eagle Plains.
  • The total cost of the project is $180,000.

#8  Yukon Business Development Program

  • CanNor is investing $187,500 and the Government of Yukon approved $252,300 for this two year project.
  • Funding will go to the Government of Yukon, to foster the expansion and growth of approximately 10 Yukon businesses, annually, with high-growth potential through individualized expert advice and support. The project is expected to support these businesses to commercialize their ideas and attract the necessary capital for expansion, resulting in both sales and employment growth.
  • The total cost of the project is $439,800.

#9  Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Training and Development

  • CanNor is investing $165,000 in this project with a further $240,000 investment from the Government of Yukon, and $30,000 from the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce.
  • Funding will go to the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, to support an SME training program that will allow the Chamber to deliver a series of business development modules.
  • The total cost of the project is $435,000.

#10  Waterfront Hotel

  • CanNor is investing $1M in this one year project with a further $250,000 investment from the Vuntut Gwitch’in Limited Partnership, $99,500 from the Government of Yukon, and $45,500 from a private investor.
  • Funding will go to the Vuntut Gwitch'in Limited Partnership, to complete the design of an upscale 80 room boutique style hotel on the banks of the Yukon River in Downtown Whitehorse. Once operational, the hotel is expected to result in the creation of up to 30 jobs.
  • The total cost of the project is $1,395,000.

#11  Mät’àtäna Män Tourism Resort Strategic Partnership & Financial Business Planning

  • CanNor is investing $158,400 and the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation (CAFN) is investing $39,600 in this one year project.
  • Funding will go to the CAFN, to complete a strategic partnership and financial business plan for the Mät’àtäna Män Resort. If the project advances to construction and operation it is expected to result in the creation of up to 50 permanent jobs.
  • The total cost of the project is $198,000.

#12  Wildlife Preserve Master Plan

  • CanNor is investing $119,141 in this two year project with a further $75,000 investment from the Government of Yukon, and $46,500 from the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society (YWPOS).
  • Funding will go to the YWPOS, to complete a 10-year Master Plan that will include financial and marketing components. This project is expected to result in the creation of five short-term jobs through contract and project management work.
  • The total cost of the project is $240,641.

#13  White River First Nation Limited Partnership (WRFNLP)

  • CanNor is investing $100,228 and the WRFNLP is investing $25,057 in this one year project.
  • Funding will go to the WRFNLP, to purchase seasonal wilderness transportation equipment to establish a rental business. The proposed business is expected to create demand for emerging local tourism providers who currently lack rental options. Once the business is established, this project is expected to result in the creation of up to two jobs.
  • The total cost of the project is $125,285.

#14  Bilingual Recruitment and Retention 2018-19

  • CanNor is investing $80,000 in this project with a further joint $25,000 investment from the Association Franco Yukonnaise, Conseil de développent économique des Territories du Nord-Ouest and Carrefour Nunavut.
  • Funding will go to the Association Franco Yukonnaise, to work in partnership with the francophone associations of Nunavut and NWT to attract francophone individuals to move to the North to fill job vacancies. This project is expected to result in up to 10 francophone individuals moving to the North.
  • The total cost of the project is $105,000.

#15  Yukon Links to Learning

  • CanNor is investing $70,787 in this two year project, with $17,697 from another investor.
  • Funding will go to the Dana Naye Ventures, to support the delivery of Links to Learning, a technical training forum that will help Indigenous communities undertake emerging lands and economic development opportunities in Yukon. The forum will take place in July 2019 and will include training workshops, a trade show, exhibitors and panel sessions. The event is expected to result in the training and development of up to 90 individuals.
  • The total cost of the project is $88,484.

#16  Women in Leadership Conference

  • CanNor is investing $51,357 in this two year project with a further $28,150 investment from Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, and $3,500 through a private investment.
  • Funding will go to the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, to support a women's leadership conference in November 2019. The goal of the conference is to build the capacity of women across all sectors and increase opportunities for women to take advantage of the changing economic landscape. This project is expected to support a minimum of 150 women to increase their capacity to take on leadership roles in the entrepreneurial, not-for-profit and public sectors.
  • The total cost of the project is $83,007.

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