Organizations, Facilities, Hotlines and Safety Apps
The following mental health resources, including community organizations, public health facilities, hotlines and safety apps, are currently available in Yukon:
All Genders Yukon
- Provides an apolitical, confidential support group for transgender, two-spirited, non-binary and intersex individuals and their loved ones. Provides connections for those exploring gender identity or expression or seeking to connect with the gender diverse community of Yukon. email@example.com
Better to Know
- Provides free information about sexual health, relationships, drugs and alcohol.
- Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
- Toll-free: 1-800-SEX-SENSE (1-800-739-7367) www.bettertoknow.yk.ca
Boys & Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY)
- 306 Alexander Street, Whitehorse
- Provides a drop-in program, hot meals and a safe and supportive atmosphere for youth ages 11 to 18. A small annual membership fee gives each young person access to meals, programs and a shower. Financial support is available for all BGCY programs.
- Tuesday to Saturday 3pm to 9pm
- (867) 393-2824
BYTE (Empowering Youth)
- 404A Ogilvie Street, Whitehorse
- BYTE is a for-youth, by-youth organization that facilitates experiential workshops on a wide range of topics such as Safer Partying and Healthy Relationships with youth across the North. Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm
- (867) 667-7975 www.yukonyouth.com
Dawson City Community Hospital
- 501 Sixth Avenue, Dawson City
- (867) 993-4444
Dawson City Food Bank
- Dawson Community Chapel, 1254 5th Avenue, Dawson City
- Tuesdays 12pm to 2pm (summer hours may be reduced)
- (867) 993-5122
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
- Toll-free: 1-855-242-3310
Inuit Child First Initiative
- Indigenous Services Canada, 100 Elijah Smith Building, 300 Main Street, Whitehorse
- Ensures Inuit children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need, when they need them.
- Toll-free: 1-866-848-5846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Help Phone
- Provides bilingual, anonymous, phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth.
- 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868 www.kidshelpphone.ca
- Text Services: Text “CONNECT” to 686868 (also serving adults)
- Youthspace.ca (NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support)
- Youth Chat (6 pm to 12 am PT): www.youthspace.ca
- Youth Text (6 pm to 12 am PT): (778) 783-0177
Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services
- Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele Street, Whitehorse
- WHITEHORSE (867) 456-3838
- DAWSON CITY (867) 993-4304
- WATSON LAKE (867) 536-3222
- Toll-free: 1-866-456-3838
Morgan Chaddock Recreation Centre
- Located just beside the Visitors Information Center and the Signpost Forest, Watson Lake
- Squash courts, weight room, bowling, swimming pool, curling rink, ice rink, youth centre, large community hall, meeting rooms, toddler room. Youth Centre contains pool table, air hockey and a host of other activities and games.
- (867) 536-8026 www.watsonlake.ca/our-community/morgan-chaddock-recreation-center/
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
- Toll-free: 1-800-273-8255
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
- 3159 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse
- Offers a wide variety of programming including Youth Employment Centre, Youth Emergency Shelter, ASETS, After-School Tutoring and the NWT Post-Secondary Program.
- Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
- (867) 633-7680 www.skookumjim.com
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre
- Beside the Bonanza Market, Dawson City
- Drop-in activities for youth and other support.
- Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Main Office (867) 993-7100
- Mental Health Helpline (855) 242-3310
- Toll-free: 1-844-993-7100 www.trondek.ca
- Department of Justice, Government of Yukon, 301 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse
- Offers confidential support services for victims of crime and abuse whether or not it has been reported to the police.
- WHITEHORSE (867) 667-8500
- DAWSON CITY (867) 993-5831
- WATSON LAKE (867) 536-2541
- Toll-free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8500
Watson Lake Community Hospital
- 801 Ravenhill Drive, Watson Lake
- (867) 536-4444
Watson Lake Food Bank and Soup Kitchen
- St. Ann’s Hall, Adela Trail, Watson Lake
- Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
- (867) 536-5222
Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office
- #19-2070 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
- Provides advocacy and support to help children and youth receive government services. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
- Toll-free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5575
- (867) 456-5575 www.ycao.ca
Yukon Government – Find a Family Doctor
- Connects Yukoners with a family doctor who is accepting patients. https://yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/care-services/find-doctor
- This service is available to Yukon residents living in Whitehorse and the surrounding areas who:
- have a valid Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan (YHCIP)
- are 16 years old or older
- do not have a family doctor.
Yukon Sexual Health Clinic
- Whitehorse Medical Clinic, 406 Lambert Street, Whitehorse
- Offers sexual and reproductive health services to all genders and orientations. You do not need a referral from another health-care provider.
- Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm
- Wednesdays 9am to 4pm
- Thursdays 9am to 4pm
- Drop-in: Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm
- (867) 393-6635
Yukon Women’s MidLife Health Clinic
- Pine Medical Centre, 5110 5th Avenue, Whitehorse
- Offers health care and support to women who are approaching, experiencing or are beyond menopause. You do not need a referral from another health-care provider.
- Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
- (867) 633-3080
Free Safety Apps
BSafe (Free App)
- Set up a network of people you trust and they can “follow” you home via GPS trace. Press the app’s alarm and your network will get an alert with your exact location.
Chilla (Free App)
- Personal safety app is triggered by a scream, a loud shout or by pressing the power button 5 times. Places a call, SMS or email to your contacts, along with your exact location even when your phone is locked.
- Google play store
Circle of 6 (Free App)
- Circle of 6 app makes it quick and easy to reach 6 people you choose. Two taps let your circle know where you are and how they can help.
Watch Over Me (Free App)
- Turn your phone into an emergency tool by shaking it. Even if your phone is locked, with one shake your phone’s alarm and video camera turns on and alerts your emergency contacts.