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  • Meet the Maker: Cindy Ngo

    Cindy is originally from Yellowknife, NT, and is currently a student at Yukon University. She is passionate about mental health advocacy, climate and social justice, learning and cooking new foods, and is looking forward to learning laser cutting. She joined Yukonstruct last year, and left for a few months to focus on studying Early Learning…

  • 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…

  • Hall of Innovators 2022

    It is our greatest pleasure to present the recipients of the 2022 Hall of Innovators Awards. The evening was a beautiful celebration of innovation, honouring a group of incredible Yukoners who are transforming systems, who are innovating to empower youth, to tackle complex challenges like education, food insecurity and climate change, and working to build…

  • Yukon Innovation Week Kick-Off & Reverse Pitch

    In case you missed our Kick-Off & Reverse Pitch event to celebrate the start of Yukon Innovation Week, we want to share the excellent resources we learned about! These opportunities, whether they are funding, marketing support, mentorship, are available to all Yukoners. To start us off, we had a panel of amazing businesses who accessed…

  • Meet the Maker: Alix Todd

    Introducing Alix, one of our newest Operations Assistants! What’s your role at Yukonstruct? I’m an Operations Assistant; I’m part of the team who assists folks at the front desk, keeps the space tidy, sets up for programming and events and generally helps ensure Yukonstruct runs smoothly! What do you like most about Yukonstruct? My favourite…

  • Introducing the Latest Bootcamp Cohort!

    Cohort 7 has Launched We are underway with the Fall 2022 Startup Bootcamp and our latest cohort is getting settled in. Read on while we introduce you to our fantastic entrepreneurs! Big Cedar Music Andy is a dedicated and thoughtful music educator with nearly two decades of experience working in a wide variety of settings.…

  • Looking for grant funding? Here are 11 things you need to know

    Finding grants can feel like a daunting process. Grants can be difficult to find, hard to qualify for, and highly competitive. Your application and proposal must rise to the top of thousands of applicants. We’re here to help with 11 tips from team Yukonstruct +I&E who work with local entrepreneurs everyday to find funding and…

  • Spotlight on TechYukon

    We had the opportunity to sit down with Ziad Sahid, Executive Director of TechYukon, to learn more about what TechYukon is up to these days. From the sounds of it, they are up to some pretty cool stuff!

  • Meet the Maker: Cole Parsons

    Yukonstruct member and instructor, Cole Parsons is currently a third-year carpenter working for a small company in Whitehorse. He graduated from a 2-year carpentry program in Nova Scotia in 2017. Carpentry is his passion and he spends the majority of his time in the shop when not at work. His goal is to make every…

  • Hall of Innovators 2021

    Yukon changemakers and innovators from across the territory were presented with a Hall of Innovators Award and inducted into the permanent Hall of Innovators in the NorthLight Innovation building at an online awards ceremony on January 27th. Keep reading to learn about the Yukoners who were recognized for their hard work.

  • Meet the Maker: Cate Robertson

    Cate Robertson is new to the Makespace community, but she has already left her mark. From tackling brand new skills to instructing workshops, she is a prime example of what this community is all about.

  • Meet the Maker: John Quinsey

    John Quinsey is one of our treasured Makespace community members. Always willing to lend a helping hand, or share his wealth of knowledge with other makers in the space, John is an important and valued member of Yukonstruct. Whether it’s offering advice on wood joinery, or sharing his off-grid adventures at the coffee machine, John…