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Sept.30, 2016

Whitehorse Chamber E-Bulletin “The Voice Of Business”

In This Week’s Edition for Sept.30th, 2016..... 1. WCC & BDC Course: Improve Your Financial Planning 2. Leadership Fundamentals 3. Golden Host Awards 4. Mental Illness Awareness Week: Speakers on Oct.5th 5. Shout Out To A Local Business / Yukon Government Reverse Trade Show 6. Dana Naye Ventures Update 7. Canadian Chamber Of Commerce - Duty To Consult And Accommodate Process 8. Chambers Of Commerce Group Insurance Plan 9. 2016 Education, Career and Volunteer Expo 10.City Of Whitehorse Update 11.Pathways To Wellness

Improve your financial planning to stay profitable

The Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) through our SME Training program are proud to bring to you an opportunity to parAcipate in Financial Management training. The Chamber, with funding from CanNor and the Department of Economic Development, will provide funding for 90% of the program fees.Below is a brief outline of the course. This Financial Management Group Program has been designed for small business owners who want to beLer understand and manage their financial informaAon. The training has been specifically developed for businesses that have: ! been operaAng for at least 1-2 years ! clear intenAons to grow and improve their business ! accountant prepared year-end financial statements for the previous year ! accounAng soRware or are ready to start to use accounAng soRware Ten companies, depending on the demand no more than twelve, can parAcipate in this highly interacAve program. Each company can send two parAcipants. These individuals should be leaders in the business who use financial informaAon to make decisions. The training involves: · Two half-day workshops which will address key concepts that all business owners should understand · 8 hours of individual remote coaching facilitated by an expert BDC consultant · Financial workbook and a variety of tools that can implemented in the day-to-day operaAons · Each parAcipant will develop the skills and knowledge to “read and interpret” their financial statements. Course Outline: Day one · IntroducAon to Financial Management · Financial Statements and Small Business · Financial Workbook Day two: · InterpreAng Financial Statements · BudgeAng · Cash Flow Management · ApplicaAon of Material to a Small Business Coaching · Eight hours of individual coaching for each company Ques=ons? Contact us at the numbers below. If you are interested in signing up for the course please respond to this email and we will register you and then BDC will contact you directly. The total cost of this course is $3,600, as men=oned above the Chamber will pay 90% of that cost and your cost will be $360.00.

To register, please email or phone 667-7545



August’s Golden Host Service Excellence Awards Winners Announced Whitehorse, Yukon – 67 nominations were collected for the August 2016 Golden Host Service Excellence Awards which recognizes frontline workers for their extraordinary service to our Yukon visitors. The Yukon Tourism Education Council (YTEC) along with their partners the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce (WCC) and the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon) are pleased to announce the winner of the Golden Host Service Excellence Award for August 2016. Nancy Tanner, The Beez Kneez Backpakers, Whitehorse YT “A big heart, feeling as being a friend than a guest. Helped us find other accommodation when we walked in with no reservation. Then she drove us there with lots of luggage.” – Elisabeth Menzaneder, Germany

Congratulations to all August 2016 Golden Host Nominees with employees from: Alayuk Adventures, Whitehorse

Kanoe People, Whitehorse

Baby Nugget RV Park, Watson Lake

MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Whitehorse

The Beez Kneez Bakpakers, Whitehorse Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse Binet House Interpretive Centre, Mayo Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, Faro Dawson City Visitor Centre Days Inn and Suites, Whitehorse Dawson City Museum Dawson City Visitor Information Centre Downtown Hotel, Dawson City Fraserway RV, Whitehorse

Midnight Sun Inn/Bed & Breakfast, Whitehorse Parks Canada, Dawson City Tagish Holiday Park, Tagish Tatshenshini Expediting, Whitehorse Watson Lake Visitor Information Centre Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Centre Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre Whitehorse Who, What, Where Tours Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Whitehorse

Goldrush Campground, Dawson City

The partners gratefully acknowledge The RUSH, Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon, and Yukon News for their promotional support.

Shout Out To A Local Business! Its time to recognize the great work being done in our community!

Company: Jon Belanger Contracting Inc. We recently contracted Jon Belanger Contracting to replace our 25-year old “epic” roof. The process was seamless from initial contact to final completion. Jon and his crew were up against a “few” Mother Nature’s delays but he was always very communicative with us as well as extremely diligent to ensure our roof replacement was not compromised during the down pours. His pricing was very fair, timeline was right in line, his work from start to finish was meticulous and the end result was awesome. Very happy with this experience and proud to have a contractor like Jon working in our Territory! Dan & Donna Moore Contact: Jon Belanger 334-5953 If you’ve had a great experience with a local business and feel that they deserve to be recognized for their work…please submit a brief letter describing your experience and they may be featured in one of our upcoming E-bulletin issues! Please submit your letter to and keep in mind that your name will be published along with your letter.

Building business opportunities between government and suppliers

Save the Date

November 30, 2016 – Westmark Whitehorse

Engage with public sector buyers Exchange information and ideas Explore procurement opportunities for your business

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DNV NEWS & UPDATES Business Support Services Department

DNV Welcomes Frank Curlew to the Team!

DNV’s Business Support Services Department can assist you with addressing your business needs through mentoring, coaching and plan development. DNV is proud to offer an unique approach for clients looking for business planning assistance. Rather than working for you; we work with you to ensure the knowledge and understanding of your business concept is clear, accurate and attainable.

Frank has extensive financial and business management experience honed through nearly 25 years of experience working within the private sector. Frank is highly involved in volunteering and currently serves on numerous board and committees in the territory. Frank now assumes the role of Program Delivery Officer for the Entrepreneurship & Business Development program delivered by dänä Näye Ventures. We are happy to now include Frank as part of our DNV team and look forward to sharing his knowledge, skills and experience with our clients!

UPCOMING EVENTS DNV is Co-Hosting the CANDO Annual Conference this Year in Whitehorse, Yukon This year's Cando Annual National Conference & AGM will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon from October 3rd-6th, 2016 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center. Click on the website link to view this beautiful venue. This is the 23rd year for the Annual National Cando Conference & AGM. Each year has become more and more inspiring, innovative and the place to be every year! What can I expect from attending the Cando Conference? Professional Development Workshops Economic Developer of the Year Awards Trade Show & Artisan Show & Sale 12th Annual National Youth Panel Women in Business Panel Community Cultural Tours Keynote Presentations President's Reception, Dinner & Dance The Cando Conference is also the best platform for economic developers and stakeholders to come together, network, create new business contacts and share best practices that focus on topics and trends related to Aboriginal Economic Development. Visit to register!

Seizing Six Opportunities for More Clarity in the Duty to Consult and Accommodate Process Today we released a report entitled, Seizing Six Opportunities for More Clarity in the Duty to Consult and Accommodate Process. The Crown has a constitutional duty to consult with and accommodate Indigenous peoples when proposed projects and developments could affect their constitutionally-protected rights. Governments often delegate the procedural aspects to industry, usually by incorporating consultation into the regulatory process. This is most often seen as a desirable and productive way to establish direct contact between industry and affected communities. However, businesses often experience confusion that causes uncertainty and delay for project proponents and Indigenous communities. This lack of clarity can lead not only to the delay or cancellation of private sector projects, but to companies abandoning them altogether. The opaque approach of the Crown to the execution of its duty to consult and accommodate is unacceptable, unfair and potentially harmful to all concerned: business, Indigenous peoples and the Crown itself. A clear, consistent framework, built within a respectful and productive relationship with Indigenous peoples, is necessary. Our report outlines six opportunities for the Crown to improve its duty to consult and accommodate process and improve relationships amongst businesses, Indigenous communities and government. Read Seizing Six Opportunities for More Clarity in the Duty to Consult and Accommodate Process.






2016 Education, Career & Volunteer Expo Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre 1171-1st Avenue Thursday, October 27th 10:30 am to 4:00 pm Why You Should Register Your Business/ Organization: • • • •

Students, Job Seekers & Volunteers want to know more about your company and organization Reduce your time, effort and recruitment costs Promote your organization Enjoy the networking opportunities & show you’re supporting hiring local!

Costs and Essential Information: Early-bird Registration Fee of $100* (before Oct 2nd) includes the following: • • • •

One 6’ Table Two chairs Wireless internet access (limited bandwidth) Extensive marketing of your organization, including: radio, newspaper, promotional flyers, targeted emails, posters, social media and online. *There is a 50% discount to all current Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon members (Does not apply to universities, colleges, companies and government departments) ** After October 2nd registration is $150 for non-VBY members & $75 for VBY members. To Register or for more information please contact: • Educators: Jennifer Sugden, Yukon College Student Services,, 867 456-8587 • Bruno Bourdache, Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon,, 867 456-4304 To register: 2016 Expo Registration Form- Exhibitors Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Bruno Bourdache for more information Please send the registration form to Bruno Bourdache, Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon, by email to or by fax: 867 456-4302 Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon, Yukon College, YuWIN and Association franco-yukonnaise are partnering to organize the Education, Career and Volunteer Expo.

September 30, 2016

National Family Week The Canada Games Centre is pleased to announce a variety of free family events taking place from October 3 - 7, coordinated by Many Rivers Counselling. Fraserway RV and White Pass & Yukon Route have sponsored Grand Prizes. To enter the draw simply attend National Family Week Events! Learn more at

Culture Days / Doors Open Yukon Want free access to behind-the-scenes visits, artist demonstrations, free tours and other special activities? Find out what's happening across town between September 30 and October 2 online at

Next City Council Meeting The next Standing Committee Meeting is October 3, 5:30pm in City Hall Council Chambers. View for Council and for CASM meetings.

Current Procurement Opportunities Businesses are invited to visit to view a variety of opportunities across departments including Engineering, Operations and Water & Waste Services.

Whitehorse South Trails Open House Residents of Squatter’s Row, Canyon Crescent, Whitehorse Copper, MacCrae, Pineridge, Wolf Creek, Mary Lake, Spruce Hill, Cowley Creek and Golden Horn are invited to join us on October 4 from 7-9 pm at Golden Horn Elementary School library. Learn more at

Fire Prevention Week Did you know? October 9 - 15 is Fire Prevention Week. Check out our information on smoke alarms and other home fire safety planning resources at

Thanksgiving Services Most non-emergency City facilities and offices will be closed on Monday October 10, including the Canada Games Centre and Transit. Visit

Environmental Grant Deadline Got an idea to make a more sustainable community? Apply for an environmental grant before October 17. See more information at

Pathways to Wellness e-Tips conversation • connection • commitment

Focus on what's strong, not what's wrong It seems we are wired for the negaAve. Human beings all-too-oRen focus on weaknesses and areas for improvement* rather than areas of strength. Science however is urging us to shiR our focus from what’s wrong, to what’s strong. Enter Character Strengths, developed by psychologists Christopher Peterson and MarAn Seligman. Not to be confused with talent or skills, character strengths are who we are at the core. They are authenAc, energizing, and lead to our best performance in all areas of life.

Contact Info: Contact us at contactus.php

Our Location 201 - #1 Hospital Road, Whitehorse, Yukon

When we have a meaningful understanding of our strengths, and align them with our life’s work and passions, then we ulAmately have more meaningful, successful and happy lives.

Mail: Pathways to Wellness, H-1 Health and Social Services Yukon Government Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Using our strengths are said to come as naturally as breathing, and yet most of us aren’t even aware of what our strengths are. Here's where to find out:

E-mail: Jan: 867-667-3674

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Take the full 'VIA Survey of Character Strengths here. You'll need to register first, and choose the long version of the survey for more accurate results Watch the Science of Character for more background on character strengths

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