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  • Women Investors & Entrepreneurs Day 2024 – Recap

    In February and March, we partnered with the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) to deliver workshops and roundtables on business financing and angel investment for women entrepreneurs. Thank you to all the women (and a few kids and babies) who shared experiences, knowledge, frustrations and ideas for a stronger financial foundation and empowerment in women-led businesses in…

  • Ratan’s Journey To Permanent Residency

    Ratan Singh is an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct since July 2021 and he just got his Permanent Residency Status early this year! He was from India and came here to Canada as an international student in September 2019. He was enrolled in the Science Diploma Program, but during his time at the university, he grew…

  • Upcoming Price Change

    Important information for members: Effective August 1st, 2023, all new members will be charged the updated membership prices. Starting November 1st, 2023, these updated prices will come into effect for our current members. Please note, our rates remain competitive when compared to other coworking and maker spaces in Canada.  We, at Yukonstruct, take great pride…

  • Introducing Our New Board of Directors!

    We couldn’t be more delighted to share the exciting news following our successful AGM 2023 on June 28th. We are grateful to the dedicated individuals who will serve on the Yukonstruct Board of Directors. Your dedication to Yukonstruct and desire to share your skills and passion are truly appreciated. “On behalf of the members, we…

  • Meet the Maker: Esa Suominen

    Esa is an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct and you will see him around in both the Makespace and the Cospace helping out with general Yukonstruct duties! He also makes vinyl collectible characters named Mawa and he sells them online and in person at pop-ups every now and then. Esa also loves snowboarding! We have a…

  • Meet the Maker: Robin Bishop

    Robin has been a member of Yukonstruct since she moved to the Yukon in May of 2022. Robin’s creative project, Cosmic Phantasmagoria, describes her artistic journey of exploring consciousness. She is inspired by nature, science, and spirit— this precious experience of being. Hand-painted button pins, paintings, and crochet works are what she is currently bringing…

  • Meet the Maker: Douglas Sakamoto

    Douglas is an enthusiastic member, who moved to the Yukon about a year and a half ago and heard about Yukonstruct from friends. He got interested in Yukonstruct because he had some woodworking projects that he was saving to do once winter rolled around, and once he started going, he never stopped using the space.…

  • Meet the Maker: Shayna Hammer

    Introducing Shayna, our Executive Director! How did you get involved with YuKonstruct? I came for the crepes! No, more realistically, I had attended several events at Yukonstruct and fell in love with the community. Last year, Lana (our prior ED) also asked if I’d support the Selection Committee for the Hall of Innovation Awards through…

  • Yukon Investor Summit: Exploring Opportunities

    The Yukon Venture Angels‘ Yukon Investor Summit 2023 was a two-day event that brought investors and startups in the Yukon to network, share insights, and explore investment opportunities. The summit aimed to strengthen the investor community in the Yukon and attract new investors. The first day started with registration and a warm welcome from the…

  • Meet the Maker: Amy-Rose Kemble

    Introducing Amy-Rose, our Bookings and Administrative Coordinator! What’s your role at Yukonstruct? I am the Bookings and Administrative Coordinator and I absolutely love it! It’s like this role was literally made for me. What do you like to make? I love painting! Acrylic mostly but I am eager to learn more about watercolor. I have…

  • Spotlight on Sunrise Nutrition

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Joline Beauregard of Sunrise Nutrition, a team of Registered Dietitians in Whitehorse, Yukon, and are delighted to share it with you! They promote life-long health by supporting people and communities to build healthy relationships with food through nutrition counseling, food-based programming, and innovative food systems. The Sunrise Nutrition team is committed to…

  • Startup Canada

    Startup Canada Tour 2023 – Recap!

    On April 25th, the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre welcomed entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the Yukon for the Startup Canada Tour. The event featured informative workshops, expert panels, and inspiring keynote speeches, all focused on the challenges and opportunities of starting a business in the Yukon and beyond. The day was a great sucess with…

  • Introducing Shayna

    Welcome to the community, Shayna!

  • Showcasing Our Community

    On February 13th, we were honoured to tour Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, MP Brendan Hanley, and Premier Ranj Pillai through NorthLight Innovation, along with our partners YukonU Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Tech Yukon. We were thrilled to showcase the most important part of our community: YOU! The tour highlighted a number of Yukon entrepreneurs, makers…

  • Meet the Maker: Aman Bhutani

    We are pleased to share our Meet the Maker with Aman, who joined us a few months ago! Tell us a bit about yourself, Aman! I moved to the Yukon from Northern BC in December, 2021, to enjoy the land of midnight sun and all THE Yukon has to offer. I am currently finishing my…

  • Bootcamp Showcase!

    Yukonstruct is proud to celebrate the nine graduating 2022 Creative Impact Bootcamp participants! For the past eight weeks, with homework, workshops, leadership coaching, and mentor sessions juggled on top of commitments at work, school, and family, these Bootcampers have fulfilled the commitment to build their business. We are so proud of you! Though some might…