Yukon Francophonie Day funding program

The Office of the Commissioner of Yukon annually provides $15,000 in funding for the organization of community-based events to celebrate Yukon Francophonie Day.


This funding program supports events that:

  • promote vitality and diversity of the Yukon Francophone community; and
  • create opportunities for Yukoners to participate in Yukon Francophone community celebrations.

About Yukon Francophonie Day

Since 2007, the Government of Yukon has proclaimed May 15 as Yukon Francophonie Day.

Yukon Francophonie Day helps all Yukoners to appreciate and celebrate the history and vitality of the Yukon Francophone community.

This official day reminds us that French-speaking people have been exploring the Yukon, settling in the territory and contributing to its development for almost 200 years.

French-speaking people enrich the Yukon culturally, economically and socially.

French is 1 of Canada's 2 official languages and an integral part of the country's historical, cultural and linguistic fabric.

Eligible events

Eligible events

To be eligible, your event must:

  • take place between May 10 and May 15;
  • showcase a French-language or Francophone culture component;
  • be free of charge (no admission fees or donation required for entry);
  • be open to the general public and promoted as such, except for activities organized in schools and daycares; and
  • be held in the Yukon.

We give priority to events scheduled on May 15.

The following events are not eligible

  • Events of a primarily religious, political, or commercial nature
  • Events whose primary purpose is fundraising or contests
  • Events that are in whole or in part an extension of regular or permanent programming
  • Events held on an individual’s private property

Who can apply

Who can apply

  • Groups
  • Businesses
  • Municipalities
  • Educational institutions

Application deadlines

Submission deadline

You must submit the application form and budget spreadsheet before 4:30 pm on March 15, 2024.

When we'll contact you

The Office of the Commissioner will contact the successful applicants by March 22, 2024.

Event criteria

Event criteria

  • Projects that support the vitality of the Yukon’s French-speaking population across the territory
  • Size and diversity of the prospective audience
  • Clarity of the project and its objectives
  • Realistic financial projections

To to be considered for funding you must:

  • meet all eligibility requirements; and
  • submit a complete application.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding.

How to apply for funding

You can apply in English or in French.
  1. Complete the application form and a budget spreadsheet
  2. Submit your application form and budget spreadsheet before the deadline.

In person

Office of the Commissioner of Yukon
412 Main Street

By email


If you have questions about applying for funding for your event, email commissionersoffice@yukon.ca or phone  867-667-5121.

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