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Upcoming Workshops

In an effort to meet the ongoing training needs and to best support Yukon non-profit agencies, VBY offers regular training in Whitehorse and on-line training workshops all covering topics of importance to non-profits. If you or your agency has a request for specific training needs, please contact VBY and we will do our best to offer a training session on your suggested issue or topic.

A number of local professionals, who specialise in various areas of interest to non-profit agencies’ boards and staff, donate their time to deliver training workshops to VBY members throughout the Yukon.

List of upcoming workshops / presentations.  (updated on April 9th, 2019):


  1. Building Advocacy Campaign, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at the Francophone centre, 10 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: Dr. Cody Sharpe

Building Advocacy Campaign Workshop Overview:

Influencing government policy can be a tremendous challenge for non-profits with limited resources and staff capacity. Coordinating with other non-profits by crafting shared messages and developing complementary outreach strategies can help create the conditions for achieving policy change. This workshop will prepare participants to begin the work of developing their own advocacy coalitions by explaining their history as a subject of academic study, sharing case studies that highlight the characteristics of effective advocacy coalitions, and providing tools that will help participants identify their potential coalition partners and begin defining a shared agenda.

Trainer: Cody Sharpe

Cody Sharpe holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He holds over ten years of experience working with non-profits as a policy analyst and campaign coordinator across a variety of issue spaces, including the social determinants of health and poverty elimination. With the Northern Governance Institute since 2017, Cody now works with public and First Nation governments as a specialist in policy analysis, community engagement and facilitation, organisational development, and executive leadership training.


Date & Time: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019. From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: The Francophone Centre, 302 Strickland St., Whitehorse.

Cost to register for one workshop: $35 per workshop for our members (up to 2 people) or $70 for non-members (NGOs will automatically become a member)

To register: contact Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon at 456-4304 or at

Past 2018-2019 Workshops:

Practical Stakeholder Engagement for Effective Decision-Making, September 20 at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: John Glynn Morris
Impact-Based Strategic Planning and Governance for NGOs, Governments and First Nations: The New Model, October 4 at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: Travis Armour, Strategy North
Organization and Program Evaluation for Nonprofits, Governments and First Nations: Accountability for Results, November 1 at Association franco-yukonnais, 10:00 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: Travis Armour, Strategy North
(Partner) Proposal Writing Workshop, November 2 and 3, 9:30 am to 4:00pm at Yukon Inn Plaza Board Board Room 4230 4th Avenue, $175 for VBY members ($200 for non-members). Trainer: Northern Outlooks General Consulting
Board Roles and Responsibilities: Who's in charge of your NGO?, November 22 at the Francophone centre, 10:00 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: Sue Meikle
Finance Fundamentals for NGOs, December 12 at the Francophone Centre, 10:00 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: Janet Mann
Public Engagement, March 27 at the Francophone Centre, 10:00 am to noon. Volunteer Trainer: Patti Balsillie

Postponed Workshops:


  1. Occupational Health and Safety in the Non-Profit Sector. Volunteer Trainer: Mike Kramer. Date: TBA


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