Department of Community Services

Sport & Recreation

Sport Funding Programs

Sport and Recreation delivers sport funding that is made available with the support of the Government of Yukon, Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada.

Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC)

YRAC funding helps Yukon sport governing bodies develop and deliver sport development projects. YRAC funding is available in five categories:

  • Athlete Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development (administration)
  • Community Development (special projects)
  • Facility operations and maintenance (if applicable)


Profile Information Form

Affiliate Form

YRAC Grant Application

YRAC Project Report

Yukon Sport for Life (YS4L) Funding

YS4L is project-based funding that supports enhanced sport development initiatives. YS4L funding is available in four categories:

  • Enhanced Athlete Development
  • Rural and Aboriginal Participation
  • Coaching Enhancement
  • Coach Salary Subsidy


Profile Information Form

Affiliate Form

YS4L Grant Application

YS4L Project Report Form 

High Performance Funding

The Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance Program provides funding for athletes who have demonstrated performance beyond the territorial level with potential for improvement at the provincial, national, or international levels. Athletes may be eligible for up to $7,000 in funding per year.


Athlete Assistance Program Information & Application 

Athlete Report

HP Frequently Asked Questions

The Yukon High Performance Official Assistance Program provides funding for officials to upgrade their training beyond what they can access in the territory. 


Officials Information and Application

Officials Report

Elite Athlete Funding

Yukon athletes who are carded by Sport Canada are eligible to receive Elite Athlete funding, which ranges from $8,500 to $11,000 per year based on carding level.


Elite Athlete Report

In-Territory Travel Fund

In-Territory Travel provides a subsidy for participants and coaches from the communities who incur costs for travel to Arctic Winter Games trials, Yukon representative team travel and coach training opportunities, as well as travel for all in-territory Yukon championships.


In-Territory Travel Claim Form