Whitehorse shelter to be run by Council of Yukon First Nations, Connective

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The Whitehorse Emergency Shelter will be under new management as of the start of next month.

A partnership between the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and Connective, formerly known as the John Howard Society, will operate the shelter on a day-to-day basis.

Connective is a non-profit group that provides support to marginalized people.

“Our intent is for an immediate smooth transition into running the shelter in the short term, and then we will seek to foster an ongoing collaborative and communicative relationship with the local community,” said Mark Miller, chief executive officer of Connective.

CYFN will be the subcontractor and the Yukon government will continue to fund the shelter.

The shelter was first run

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