Government of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation -- Old Crow, Yukon Territory, Canada

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Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

P.O. Box 94
Old Crow, Yukon
Canada, Y0B 1N0
Tel: (867) 966-3261
Fax: (867) 966-3800

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Offices & Staff:

Employment and Training Officer
ESW II, Whitehorse
School Bus Driver
Education Assistant
Recreation Coordinator
Recreation Assistant


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  Post Secondary Education Applications

Over the last decade the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has seen an increase in young adults wishing to pursue their education in many post secondary fields. The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is committed to supporting our young people, as funding agencies cannot fully fund students. We do this by providing financial support based on the student's application of studies. Because the student funding provided by VGFN is not 100%, we encourage our students to seek additional funding. We will assist students in seeking this funding.

In May 2004, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation took over the Student Support Program from the Department of Indian Affairs. We adopted some of their guidelines to carry out the program to fit our own needs.

In August 2004, Chief Linklater appointed five people to the Vuntut Gwitchin Education Committee. This is the first time a Committee has been appointed to oversee the Post Secondary and Training programs for the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Our position requires us to accept, review and make decisions on all post secondary and trades applications.
VGFN Education Committee:

An Education and Training Policy was also developed to help the VGFN Education Committee with their decision making. This Policy supersedes any other Education and Training Policy that may have been used by VGFN in the past. Of course, since this is a new Policy, the VGFN Education Committee has made the commitment of reviewing the Policy on a yearly basis. This commitment is to better serve our young people in their decision of returning back to school.

Office Descriptions:

The position is responsible for the overall delivery of Education and Training services to VGFN beneficiaries, and supervises the Employment Training Officer, ESWs in Old Crow and Whitehorse, School Bus Driver, and Homework Tutor.

Employment and Training Officer (ETO)
The Employment and Training Officer is responsible for administering the Human Resource Development Canada - AHRDA Sub agreement, policies and operational plans for training development and employment opportunities for Citizens of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. The ETO is responsible for developing training strategy, developing proposals for funding, marketing programs and projects, budget management and working closely with the Director of Education by maintaining liaison with businesses, agencies, organizations, Federal, Territorial and private sectors to create training and employment opportunities for Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation members.

Education Support Worker (ESW)
The ESW is responsible for implementing and promoting education within the native community and implementing VGFN education policies. Providing administration functions for the program, guidance and counseling to native students regarding their educational requirements, personal and other problems. Office hours are from 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday during the school year. September to June.

Recreation Co-ordinator
The Recreation Co-ordinator works as a team member with the Health & Fitness Program Project Manager and the Health & Social Services department and plans, co-ordinates and delivers a variety of community recreational programs and activities for children, youth, adults and elders.

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ASETS Application
PDF Training Application Package
PDF Return to Work Action Package

High School Home Subsidy Program
PDF Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Youth Travel Policy
PDF Application for High School Home Subsidy Program
PDF School Suply Subsidy
PDF Direct Deposit forms

Post Secondary Education Application and Policy
PDF Policy for Post Secondary Education
PDF Application for Post Secondary Education

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