Yukon First Nation self-governments can apply to the Capacity Building Fund (CBF) for financial assistance to undertake larger training projects which support

ObjectivesEligible ActivitiesWho Can ApplyHow to ApplyForms & Sample Applications

About the Capacity Building Fund 

The CBF is designed to assist self-governing Yukon First Nations to develop and execute training initiatives which will increase their capacity to implement their Agreements, and in turn foster strong, sustainable governments. Training eligible under this fund may fall into one of the following categories:

- Financial Management
- Heritage and Culture Management
- Human Resource Management
- Justice
- Lands and Resource Management
- Management and Planning
- Office Administration
- Understanding Self-Government

Fund Objectives
1. To build the capacity of self-governing Yukon First Nations to implement their land claim and
self-government agreements.

2. To provide relevant training models, manuals, and best practice resources for self-governing Yukon First Nations.
Eligible Activities
The following are some examples of potential training projects. If you have an idea for a training project that is not listed below; please contact the Training Policy Committee at 867-668-3813. Funding eligibility is not limited to the below lists of potential training projects.
Financial Management
- Basic accounting
- Bookkeeping
- Understanding financial statements
- Forecasting
- Financial Reconciliation
- Budget management
- Investment management
- Securities
- Taxation
Human Resource Management
- Supervisory skills
- Personnel evaluation
- Recruitment
- Coaching
- Career counselling
- Creating and evaluating job descriptions
- Understanding competencies
- Grievance procedures
- Harassment complaints & investigation
- Training plan development
- Pay and benefits
Management and Planning
- Strategic planning
- Policy development
- Program development
- Budget development
- Program and project monitoring and evaluation
- Managing change
- Public/media relations
- Communications strategy development,
- Proposal writing
- Project Management
- Leadership
- Conflict resolution
- Negotiation skills
- Board development
- Facilitation & presentation skills
- Cross cultural communications
Office Administration
- Meetings coordination
- Customer service
- Computerized office programs and time management
- Records management (see past YIPTT project)
- Minute-taking
- Office procedures
Understanding Self-Government
- Knowledge of governance structures
- Intergovernmental relations
- Constitution development
- Responsibilities of self-government agreements
Land and Resource Management
- Land use planning
- Environmental impact assessment
- Integrated resource management
- Land Registry (see past YIPTT project)
- Timber inventory and management
- Water monitoring
- Fire suppression
- Fish and wildlife technician, habitat technician, conservation officer and others.
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Who Can Apply
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to the fund you can find an application form below (under Forms and Sample Applications). We encourage all potential applicants to contact us to discuss your project idea before submitting an application. The Fund Application Guide will provide additional support when completing your application.

 Applications are received on an ongoing basis. YIPTT Trustees review applications quarterly. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application as soon as it has been reviewed.
Application Guide.docx
Forms and Sample Applications
Application Form.docx
Application Guide.docx
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