Supporting communities across Yukon
“Our Government is making immediate investments in infrastructure that will play a vital role in helping municipalities and First Nations communities revive their economies, and will improve the lives of people living in Canada’s North, especially in Yukon. As a first step, we are accelerating this year’s payment through the federal Gas Tax Fund. This will put $16.5 million in the hands of communities in Yukon, to improve local infrastructure like public transit and protection of the local environment—and we will get Northerners back to work.”
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Receiving this entire year’s Gas Tax Fund all at once will provide a financial boost as Yukon’s municipalities, First Nations and unincorporated communities continue ongoing projects and jump-start new ones. This investment will provide employment for Yukoners and economic development as we continue to revive our local economy.”
The Honourable John Streicker, Minister of Community Services
The federal Gas Tax Fund is a long-term indexed source of funding for over 3,600 communities across the country. In recent years it has supported thousands of projects annually.
The federal Gas Tax Fund has 18 project eligibility categories, including capacity building, sport infrastructure and roads. Communities can use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank them for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects, or use them to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Government of Yukon
Bonnie Venton Ross
Department of Community Services, Government of Yukon
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