February 2, 2023

This is a joint release with Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society.

In partnership with the Government of Yukon, Every Student, Every Day, an initiative of the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society, has committed $350,000 in funding for student attendance improvement projects in the 2023–24 school year. This is the largest funding commitment the program has made to date.

These funds will support Yukon educators, schools, community organizations and First Nations throughout the territory to develop and implement grassroots projects to help improve attendance in Yukon classrooms.

The application process for project implementation during the 2023–24 school year is now open. The application form is available on Every Student, Every Day’s website at and is also distributed by the Department of Education to all Yukon school principals. Projects can be submitted by educators, school administrators, school councils, Yukon First Nations and community groups.

For more information, including examples of previous projects, visit: The submission deadline is Friday, March 10, 2023.


The Government of Yukon is proud to continue its partnership with the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society to support the Every Student, Every Day initiative. Student attendance and engagement are important factors in student success. We’re happy to be able to increase our funding again this year for the Every Student, Every Day projects. These projects work directly to support students, engage them in their learning and promote presence in school. We encourage educators, schools, community organizations and First Nations throughout the Yukon to submit their project ideas. – Minister of Education Jeanie McLean

We encourage applicants to reach out and discuss their project ideas or brainstorm how Every Student, Every Day could benefit their school or community so we can help support as many Yukon students as possible. We want to acknowledge the challenges students are facing and support them to stay engaged in their learning and attend school each and every day. We also want to thank our amazing educators who are working tirelessly to create an environment where students can learn. – Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society President Tara Christie


  • Every Student, Every Day is an initiative of Victoria Gold Corp’s registered, not-for-profit charity.
  • Since its establishment in 2012, the Society, with support from the Government of Yukon and community partners, has directly supported more than 180 local projects with over $1.85 million raised primarily from Yukon businesses and individual donations.
  • For the 2023-24 school year, the Society has increased its funding to $280,000 and the Government of Yukon has increased its annual contribution to $70,000, for a total of $350,000.
  • A committee of volunteer representatives comprised of educators and Every Student, Every Day will evaluate and select the successful proposals this spring.



Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications

Maria Paré
Communications, Department of Education

Tara Christie
President, Victoria Gold Yukon Encouragement Society