Funded by Yukon Housing Corporation and delivered in Whitehorse by the Yukon Council on Aging, this referral program matches seniors with basic home and yard maintenance needs with community residents registered to provide these services. The program is aimed at seniors who are living independently but have difficulty paying commercial rates for basic home and yard upkeep.
People interested in providing services must pass a security-clearance check before they are placed on the official registry of approved service-providers.
Payment arrangements between the senior and worker are privately negotiated. It is the responsibility of the parties to finalize the terms of payment before work begins. Services rates are generally in the $20 per hour range.
Need more information on this program?
Call the Yukon Council on Aging at (867) 668-3383 between 9 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday, or the Seniors Home and Yard Maintenance Program at (867) 667-4357 between 9 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday. Both offices are located at: 4061B 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee is an advisory body that represents accessibility concerns on new projects managed by YHC. The Accessibility Advisory Committee is not run by YHC. The committee is made up of representatives from YHC, Health and Social Services, Challenge - Disability Resource Group and the Yukon Council on Aging.
YHC tenants who have concerns about accessibility in their units, or any other tenancy-related issues, should contact their tenant relations officer.
Yukon Housing Corporation's Social Housing Program works to assist community residents most in need of affordable, suitable and accessible housing. Housing allocations are made on the basis of applicant need and unit availability.
410 Jarvis Street
Yukon Housing Corporation
Box 2703 (Y-1)
Phone: (867) 667-5759
Toll-free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5759
Fax: (867) 667-3664