Giving pathways

Gifts of any amount are welcome and gratefully received. Donations may be made online, by mailing your donation or we would be pleased to assist you with your gift in person. 

You can direct your donation to a specific area, or we’d be thrilled to hear your ideas! A charitable gift receipt will be provided for all qualifying gifts.

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Education that serves the North

  • Learning technologies and work- integrated learning experiences that prepare skilled trades, diploma and degree graduates to be employment ready
  • Student involvement in research
  • Supports for program navigation, learning assistance and success
  • Land-based learning
  • Common first year courses that focuses on key issues in the North

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Supporting student health and vitality

  • Counselling support
  • Addiction support
  • Transition to post-secondary student life
  • Food access and food security
  • Support for gender identity / LGBTQS+
  • Common first year courses that focuses on key issues in the North

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Honouring Indigenous cultures and self-determination

  • Indigenous student centre
  • Confidence building through cultural identity for Indigenous students
  • Elders in the classroom
  • New learning opportunities that honor indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being

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Creating pathways to education

  • Student awards and tuition supports
  • Support for added costs of on-the-job practica while away from home
  • Child and family support

Gifts can be given in the following ways:

Monthly giving

Donating monthly allows you to spread out your commitment – making it manageable to establish a meaningful gift – while enabling the University to plan for the future. You can designate the area you wish to support and determine the monthly contribution that suits your financial plan. Monthly giving can be setup by clicking on any of the Donation buttons or by completing a donation form.

One-time gift

You can make a one-time gift of any denomination to a specific area or to a funding priority of your choice. 


You may prefer to make a series of gifts over a period of months or years, thus spreading your tax benefits accordingly. Contact us and we can set up a payment plan that will help you achieve your giving goals.

Gift of securities

By directly donating securities, including shares, bonds, mutual funds and stock options (rather than selling the securities first, then donating the proceeds), you can eliminate the associated capital gains and receive a donation receipt for the fair market value as of the gift date. We suggest you consult with your professional advisor before initiating a gift of publicly-traded securities. The Yukon University Foundation can accept security donations online, or through our investment counsel. 

Gift in-kind

A gift in-kind is a non-cash gift that could be anything from artwork to equipment to real estate. Initial arrangements for gifts in-kind are made at the departmental level, to ensure the donation is acceptable and will benefit learning. Eligible gifts in-kind receive the same kinds of tax benefits and recognition as other gifts to the University and the Foundation. The fair market value of a gift in-kind must be assessed before a charitable receipt can be issued.

In honour/In memoriam

We would be pleased to discuss an appropriate and meaningful way to honour or remember a loved one.

Corporate matching gifts

Many companies support employee giving by offering a “matching gift” program. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution, effectively doubling the gift. Check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift matching program.

Thank you for your generosity!

We encourage all donors to speak to a financial or legal advisor about the tax benefits, thresholds and appropriateness of these choices.