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On May 26, 2022, the Government of Yukon and Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society announced a total of $300,000 in support has been awarded to 30 Yukon projects from the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s Every Student, Every Day fund, which has been operating for 10 years in the territory. 

For the 2022–23 school year, Yukon schools, school councils and First Nations governments will implement 30 projects designed to help increase student attendance. These projects will remove barriers, increase engagement and create a greater sense of belonging in school communities.

To view the full news release click here.

By partnering with Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society, we are improving outcomes for all Yukon students by increasing student attendance and engagement. The Every Student, Every Day initiative is continuing to have positive and powerful impacts on students across the territory by building stronger, more inclusive school communities and working to increase student attendance. I look forward to seeing how these projects will help Yukon students by supporting their educational journey.

Jeannie Mclean
Minister of Education

We’re so pleased to build on the momentum Every Student, Every Day has gained in its 10 years to help address barriers to regular school attendance in the Yukon. Although the pandemic created previously uncharted challenges for our educators, our students and their families, Every Student, Every Day is proud to support community-driven projects with a record amount of funding this year. Thanks to the generosity and commitment of our donors and community partners, we’re excited what the next decade will bring as we work together to support increased student attendance in the territory.

Tara Christie
Victoria Gold Yukon Encouragement Society President

Every Student, Every Day is Victoria Gold Corp.’s charitable initiative, which works with the community to raise awareness and funds to support increased student attendance throughout the Yukon.

We are passionate in our goal to help Yukon students attend school regularly. Supporting success in their learning and in their lives is at the heart of everything we do.

Guided by the volunteer, not-for-profit Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society, since its establishment in the fall of 2012, Every Student, Every Day has raised and distributed over $1,500,000 to directly support more than 180 grass-roots student attendance projects in our territory’s schools and communities.

Every Student, Every Day works in partnership with Yukon Education, Air North, Yukon’s Airline, CKRW, The Rush, Victoria Gold Banyan Gold Corp. and many other committed private sector and community partners and together, we are dedicated to helping alleviate absenteeism in our territory’s classrooms.

President’s message

“In 2012, when representatives from Victoria Gold Corp. and the territorial government came together to discuss how we, as proud Yukoners, could help increase student attendance rates in classrooms throughout the territory, the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s Every Student, Every Day charitable fund was born.

In seven short years, our efforts through Every Student, Every Day are demonstrating positive, tangible results in schools from Old Crow to Watson Lake and Mayo to Whitehorse.

We know that one of the most important things our territory’s students can do is also one of the most basic: go to school every day.

Working together as a community to encourage regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways we can prepare our children for success – both in school and in life. By making school attendance a priority, we are helping Yukon students get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have an improved chance of graduating from high school.

On behalf of the Society’s volunteer board and Every Student, Every Day, we extend sincere thanks to all our partners and champions for their generous support. We look forward to another year of fundraising and meaningful engagement activities throughout the territory so that every Yukon student can attend school every day.”


Tara Christie
Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society

“As my young daughter starts on her school journey, a successful experience in the classroom for her – and for all students – resonates deeply with my family and with our entire Victoria team.

By supporting increased student attendance through Every Student, Every Day, we are setting Yukon students up for a strong future. We are helping them feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships and of course, be more likely to graduate from high school.

As Victoria’s Eagle Gold Project northwest of Mayo has now begun construction on the path to operation, employment opportunities at the site have increased significantly and we want all Yukoners to be able to access them.

For this to happen however, we all must come together as a community to help keep our territory’s children in school from their first day of Kindergarten through to high school graduation.

Victoria Gold appreciates the dedication of Every Student, Every Day’s committed volunteers and the fund’s government and industry partners and is proud to be part of this very important initiative.”

John McConnell
President & CEO
Victoria Gold Corp.

“Student attendance is one of the most important factors contributing to student success – when students miss school, they miss important learning opportunities. Students who attend school regularly tend to get better grades and practice important work habits that can benefit them throughout their lives. We are proud to partner with the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society to support the Every Student, Every Day initiative for the past nine years. We have seen that this initiative has a direct impact on regular attendance to help students advance their learning as well as develop healthy work habits and social skills.”

Minister of Education Jeanie McLean, Government of Yukon