About the Trust

As Yukon residents we all share a legacy and a responsibility—to ensure the continued well-being of fish and wildlife populations in the territory, for the use and enjoyment of all residents and future generations. For this reason, the signatories of the Umbrella Final Agreement (the ‘UFA’), the comprehensive land claim template agreement between the Government of Canada, Council of Yukon First Nations, and the Government of Yukon, created the independent Yukon Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust Fund pursuant to chapter 27 of the UFA.

Since its founding in 1995, the Trust has contributed towards a wide variety of projects having a significant benefit to the continuing enhancement, restoration and protection of fish and wildlife and their habitats throughout Yukon.

Yukon is blessed with an awesome natural bounty. But we have to ensure we preserve what we have as well as work to enhance our fish and wildlife stocks, while maintaining a healthy environment that has increasing pressures placed upon it.

As a charitable organization, the Trust is happy to accept and provide a charitable tax receipt for gifts. The Trust recognizes donors …Read more

By planning charitable donations and making “tax-smart” gifts, one can significantly save money now and when the time comes, for example, to settle one’s estate. For gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, publicly-traded securities, and gifts of residual interest, please talk to your financial planner on the best approach for you or give us a call so we can refer you to an advisor.

We all enjoy the benefits of living where we do. But let’s make sure that our children and grandchildren will be able to as well!

UFA Final agreement

Chapter 27 of the Umbrella Final Agreement (the “UFA”) establishes the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust (the “Trust”).

Governments support

The Council for Yukon First Nations, the Yukon Territorial Government and the Government of Canada contributed to the Trust pursuant to an Indenture Agreement between these parties and the first Trustees as directed by Chapter 27 of the UFA.

An Independent Entity

The Trust is a separate legal entity from the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (YFWMB), however all members are simultaneously appointed as Trustees.

Donations

As a registered charity we welcome all donations. The Trust shall provide donors with a charitable tax receipt and recognition on our website and in our widely distributed free calendar. 100% of donation dollars are spent directly on fish and wildlife projects.