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K-12 Programs & Services

CAFN acknowledges the value of both a traditional education and classroom studies. The following programs support young CAFN Citizens on their path of learning.

Special Circumstances Funding

Special Circumstances Funding is available to assist Canadian resident parents / guardians with monthly living expenses for their Canadian resident dependent children who must live away from their home communities to attend school. The student must be attending a recognized primary or secondary (K-12) institution. Families are eligible to receive $35 per month for living allowance and up to $250 per month for accommodations, subject to attendance records being provided to the ESW.

School Supplies Supplementary Funding
Supplementary funding is available to assist with the purchase of school supplies for CAFN students in Grades K-12 in Canada. An application form must be filled out prior to the start of each school year.
Secondary Academic Achievement
CAFN provides an Academic Achievement Award for all CAFN students in grades 8-13 who live in Canada and achieve a minimum of 75% overall average. The award ranges from $100 to $350.  
Tutoring Assistance
CAFN provides tutoring assistance for CAFN students in grades K-12 in the Yukon Territory or who are permanent residents of the Yukon. Tutoring is appropriate to the student’s grade level, curriculum, school and community. Please complete the Tutoring Assistance Application form to apply.
Yukon Native Graduation Funding
CAFN provides assistance for CAFN students who are graduating from secondary school to assist with a portion of the costs for clothing to participate in the First Nations Graduation ceremony in Whitehorse.  This funding becomes available in April. Please contact the Education Support Worker in your community to apply.

Forms and documents

These forms can be returned to both CAFN offices in Haines Junction and Whitehorse or send via e-Mail to any of the Education Support Workers mentioned below.  

Contact People

Margaret Chiblow, Haines Junction Education Support Worker
(867) 634-2231 or mchiblow@cafn.ca 

Mylenne Ramos, Whitehorse Elementary Education Support Worker
(867) 334-6674 or mramos@cafn.ca

Anya Braeuner, Whitehorse Education Support Worker (ESW)
(867) 332-0646 or 667-8044 abraeuner@cafn.ca 

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