Established in 1977, YHMA works to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage. Charitable No: 11930 7924 RR 0001
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E-Bulletin | December 19, 2014

1. YHMA Holiday Hours
2. Update from Alaska Highway Heritage Society
3. Young Canada Works - funding program deadline
4. CCI On-site Facility Assessment and Archaeological Conservation Services

5. Free Workshops for Tourism Operators

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1. YHMA Holiday Hours

Please note that our offices will be closed from December 22 to January 9th for the Christmas holidays. We'll see you next year!

2. Update from Alaska Highway Heritage Society

Great news – we have submitted a draft nomination to Parks Canada for the designation of the Alaska Highway as a National Historic Sites of Canada!

This is very much an initial step, as Parks Canada will now come back with suggestions before we submit the final application to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in the spring of 2015. Still it is a major accomplishment and would not have been possible without all of the support and engagement we have received all along the highway.

What else have we accomplished this year?
  • Community visits and public meetings in every community along the highway,
  • Presentations of the project to town and village councils, First Nations governments along the highway, and Yukon Government staff,
  • An MOU was signed with the Alaska Highway Community Society in BC, defining a frame for our collaborative work on the Alaska Highway Heritage Project.
What’s next?
  • E-blasts and Newsletter – we will continue communicating with those interested via monthly e-blasts (collective e-mails). A quarterly newsletter will be sent in collaboration with AHCS for more news about the project in Yukon and BC.
  • Committees - Early 2015, AHHSY will concentrate on creating a cultural map of Yukon communities. If you would like to be a part of the Stories committee working on this project, please let us know. Further into 2015, we are also planning on initiating a Tourism committee focused on tourism and marketing of the Alaska Highway, and the Anniversary Committee will start planning for the 2017 anniversary year of the highway. Again, please let us know if you want to be involved in any of these committees!
You can check out our Facebook page Alaska Highway Heritage Project for more updates. 

3. Young Canada Works - funding program deadline

The deadline to apply for Young Canada Works summer jobs and internships programs is Monday, February 2, 2015.

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers students and recent graduates the chance to put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path.

Eligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills. YCW subsidies to eligible employers enable the creation of around  2,300 job opportunities per year in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages.

With a variety of exciting programs tailored to job seekers and employers, YCW offers the best of both worlds. So put a great idea to work and take up the YCW challenge!

For more information, visit:

4. CCI On-site Facility Assessment and Archaeological Conservation Services

Facility Assessment Service
The Canadian Conservation Institute’s (CCI’s) on-site facility assessment service includes technical assessments of Canadian museums, archives and historic sites that focus on the conservation needs of their collections. CCI experts provide advice on storage, display and exhibition conditions, security and fire prevention measures, the museum environment, lighting, and pest management. Advisory services for capital projects for new collection facilities or major renovations are also available through this service.

To be considered for an on-site facility assessment between April 2015 and March 2016, please submit an application by January 23, 2015. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered and, if resources are available, might be accommodated.

If you require assistance in preparing your application, please contact Jane Sirois, Manager, Preservation Services.
Archaeology Conservation Service
CCI is accepting requests for archaeological conservation treatments for 2015 — Pre-Excavation Archaeology Services and Post-Excavation Archaeology Services - as well as requests for Conservation Field Services. Requests must be received no later than February 16, 2015.

To apply, please complete the appropriate form below:
Pre-Excavation Treatment
Post-Excavation Treatment
Conservation Field Services

For questions or assistance in preparing your application, please contact Cliff Cook, Senior Conservator, Archaeology, or Tara Grant, Senoir Conservator, Archaeology.

Requests are evaluated against CCI’s Assessment Criteria. Clients will be advised of results by March 18. Requests that are received after February 16 will not be assessed until the following year.
5. Free Workshops for Tourism Operators
Limited Seating - Register for January workshops today!
Visit to register and learn more.

Boot Camp: An introduction on how psychographic research plays a role in developing your marketing activities | January 10, 2015 | 9:00am | Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
This 3.5 hour introductory workshop will provide you with a good understanding of the explorer quotient model of marketing. Participants will gain knowledge and ideas on how to develop and market experiences to their target markets. Registration deadline: January 6th
Understand Your Tourism Customers
Level I: Experience Development | January 15th | 6:30-9:30pm | Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

This workshop is designed to get you thinking about your own products and services and how those motivate visitors to book with you. Knowing what is important to them, how they like to travel, and what they want to do is critical to developing experiences that appeal to your best guests. Registration deadline: January 8th

Level II: Marketing | January 29th | 6:30-9:30pm | Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
Now that you've got a better idea of who your customers are, and you've enhanced your products and services for them, learn how to create the marketing messages and imagery that motivate them to book! Find out how social media and other forms of marketing influence their decision-making and discover marketing approaches best for you. Registration deadline January 22nd
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