YSWC currently has a number of major projects on the go. We also regularly engage with current issues in a variety of ways outside of our project work. Projects are developed on an ongoing basis to address key priorities as they emerge and capacity allows.
SUPPORTING WORKERS' AUTONOMY
The Supporting Workers' Autonomy Project Yukon (SWAPY) project was born from 20+ years of learning about poverty, homelessness, substance use, community building, and increasing safety in the Yukon. In this work it was identified there is a community need to engage with people with experiences of trading sex or who have experienced sexualized exploitation in the Yukon.
The Capacity Building Project aims to increase the YSWC’s capacity in the areas of
strategic planning, governance, human resources, management tools, financial health, and community partnerships.
DEVELOPING YSWC CAPACITY
IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN
The COVID impacts project aims to understand how and why the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the livelihoods and well-being of women in the Yukon and how policies and programs can promote a resilient and inclusive recovery in the territory.
The aim of this project is to map out the level of risk of gender-based violence (GBV) in each Yukon Community. This will inform the creation of an online risk assessment tool that has applications for how policy and decision-makers allocate resources to communities, impact assessment processes and beyond.
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL
PANDEMIC-RELATED HOUSING POLICY IMPACTS
In partnership with Safe at Home Society, we aim to investigate the ways in which policies that shape housing that were born out of, implemented during, or influenced by contextual features of the pandemic impact women and their families.