Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Yukon Tourism Training Fund (YTTF)

Grants to Yukon Individuals, Businesses, Nonprofits, and
Groups for Workforce Training in the Tourism Industry

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon)

Deadline Date:



Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to Yukon individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and groups for training and workforce development within the tourism industry. Funding is intended to address workforce needs with the goal of promoting a competitive industry. Eligible training courses may be online or in-person workshops, job shadowing and coaching, mentoring, informal apprenticeships and internships, or a combination of these, and other training opportunities to be determined eligible on a case-by-case basis by the review committee.

The fund is divided into three streams:

  1. Entry-level skill development;
  2. Seasonal employment training and (re)certification; and
  3. Professional skills enhancement and development – both employer and employee.

Program Goals: 

  • Fund short-term training to advance and enhance Yukon independent tourism workers/employers, groups, and collectives of workers’ capacity to obtain or create employment, reduce staff turnover, attract and keep committed staff.
  • Increase the skill base and availability of supervisor trainees, professionals, and managers, as well as entrepreneurs and business owners and tourism operators. 
  • Increase destination competitiveness through a strong commitment to the human resources base.

Expected Results of Funding: 

  • To increase the number of people with the skills necessary to obtain work in tourism sectors;
  • To attract and retain tourism workers by providing them with funding assistance to access training opportunities critical for job satisfaction and labor market competitiveness;
  • To provide human resources which enable Yukon to develop its tourism resources professionally and at a world-class level;
  • To support training which increases opportunities for Yukon tourism workers to obtain employment and diversify their income in tourism sectors especially locally, but also nationally and internationally;
  • To develop capacity and long-term sustainability in tourism sectors, providing Yukon tourism employers with an employable workforce trained to meet their needs;
  • To enhance the current capacity of tourism industry professionals, such as supervisors and supervisor trainees, managers, and other professionals, tourism business owners and operators.

Here are examples of training courses that are eligible under YTFF:

  • First Aid courses
  • Language courses
  • First Nations 101 courses
  • Rafting/Canoeing/Guide training
  • Financial Literacy (i.e., bookkeeping)
  • Online Marketing Training

For a list of eligible training programs and courses, see:

For information about eligible costs, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177795

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The funding limit is $3,000 (Canadian Funds) for individuals per year.
- The funding limit is $5,000 (Canadian Funds) for business, groups of businesses, not-for-profit association, collective, or organization applicants per year.

- The committee may under extraordinary circumstances approve larger funding applications based on the program applied for and funding availability.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants may be any of the following:
- Individuals, including those aspiring to work in the tourism sector, full time employees, and students, as well as seasonal workers and Yukon tourism industry professionals already engaged in the tourism industry
- Businesses, groups of businesses, collectives, not-for-profit associations, or organizations that are currently engaged in the work of the tourism sector or wish to supply training or education applicable to the tourism sector

Applicants must be:
- Yukon residents, including new and returning residents, who are Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrant/Permanent Residents; OR
- A business, group of businesses, collective, not-for-profit association or organization operating in the Yukon
- Those prepared and able to invest at minimum 25% of the total eligible costs.

Ineligible Applicants:
- Non-Yukon residents
- Businesses, collectives, not-for-profit associations, or organizations that do not operate in the Yukon
- Permanent employees, offices, or groups of the municipal, territorial, federal or First Nations governments

Ineligible Costs:
- Rental cars and related expenses
- Student union fees or union dues
- Miscellaneous expenses outside of food and lodging
- School supplies such as paper, pens, binder, etc.
- The costs associated with attending an education/training event produced by a group or business that has received funding by the Yukon Tourism Training Fund
- The costs associated with orientation to employer procedures and practices or other training usually conducted in the course of an employer's business
- The purchases of equipment or software

The fund will not pay for attendance at conferences, conventions, symposiums, or Annual General Meetings. Applications for outside training will not be funded if equal training opportunities exist locally or if the review committee deems community benefit in trying to coordinate the training in the Yukon.

The YTTF is not intended for board development, training of government employees, funding individual groups to acquire non-technical skills unrelated to increasing capacity in the tourism industry, funding for post secondary education (except as specified above), nor for the administration/co-ordination of institutions, organizations, or projects and programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The next intake deadline is Friday, February 19, 2021.

YTTF intakes are 4 times per year; every third Friday in May, August, November, and February.

Should anything change on your application before the intake deadline, please contact the TIA Yukon office.

The fund will only cover eligible costs and only up to a maximum of 75%.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and direct questions to:

Yukon Tourism Training Fund Administrator
Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
#3-1109 First Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4
P: 867.668.3331
F: 867.667.7379

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Yukon;

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Opportunity to Enter a Contest for USA and Canada Nonprofits and Registered Charities to Sup...

Deadline 03/24/21

Opportunity to enter a contest for USA and Canada nonprofit organizations and registered charities in multiple states and provinces to support community gardening projects. Winners will receive $5,000 to use for the development of an organic garden. Applicants in all US

GrantWatch ID#: 128600

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to Canadian Registered Charities and Individuals for Outdoor Safety Education

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $2,500 to Canadian registered charities and individuals to promote outdoor safety. Funding may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidance, and to provide activities to facilitate communication among youth, leaders, and paren

GrantWatch ID#: 139039

Grants to British Columbia and Yukon Nonprofits for Projects to Protect and Conserve Eligibl...

Deadline 10/15/21

Grants to British Columbia and Yukon community-based and volunteer organizations for projects to protect and conserve eligible species of fish. New applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations that undertake salmo

GrantWatch ID#: 139360

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International IHEs for Research Studies on Fragile X Syndrome

Deadline 02/01/22

Fellowships of $45,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit educational institutions for postdoctoral research programs on Fragile X syndrome. A letter of intent is required prior to submitting a full proposal. The program aims to advance studies that se

GrantWatch ID#: 139422

Grants to USA, Canada, and International IHE Students and Faculty for Research Related to th...

Deadline 10/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International graduate students and faculty affiliated with nonprofit institutions of higher education for research to benefit the health and safety of children and youth. Funding is intended to support behavioral and psycholog

GrantWatch ID#: 140392

Grants to USA and Canada Rescue Groups and Individuals to Assist with Health Care Costs for ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and Canada animal shelters, rescue agencies, and individuals to assist with costs of urgent medical care for animals that are injured, abused, or neglected. Funding is intended to relieve financial strain, help animals recover, and eventual

GrantWatch ID#: 140837