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NEWSLETTER July 2016 What’s New? With a new chair and board for the 2016/2017 year, several new committees have been created; we are looking for more volunteers to serve on our committees. 

We are currently already fully staffed on the Energy and Transportation Committee, but the following committees are looking for anyone interested in learning more: Agreement for Internal Trade / Procurement Committee

Food and Beverage Committee

Membership Committee.

Interested in learning more about what’s involved? Contact our Office Manager by emailing office@yukonchamber.com or calling (867)-667-2000 The Employer Advisor: ‘Coming soon to a community near you…’

News & Events  Featured Events: Opportunities North Conference in Yellowknife September 8 – 9, 2016 Look for upcoming details on a Yukon Delegation to Yellowknife Whiskey Tasting Dawson & Whitehorse September 14 & 15 Upcoming Election Debate Details to be announced Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for event details

YCC has on staff an Employer Advisor. His name is Mal Malloch. His job is to help employers with any questions or issues they may have related to workers’ compensation or health and safety. Mal works for the chamber and is at arm’s length from the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB). These services are available, free of charge, to any employer in the Yukon. To learn more, you can contact Mal directly at advisor@yukonchamber.com or 393-2061 or go to our websitehttp://www.yukonchamber.com/media/3199/ycc-employer-advisorrack-card.pdf Mal is based in Whitehorse and is available to visit employers in the capital city on short notice. Mal also travels to rural Yukon on a regular basis to meet employers in the communities. He will be in most or all rural communities over the next several months. If you have a question or concern that you would like to discuss in person in your community, or if you would just like Mal to visit you and tell you more about the service, please contact him at the phone number or email address above. You can call in confidence since all dealings with the Employer Advisor are strictly confidential. Mal looks forward to connecting with you in your home community.

Come See Us! Suite 205, 2237 – 2nd Ave Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0K7


Yukoners want more efficient energy. A 2014 poll of Yukon residents found that 94% of Yukoners tried to conserve energy whenever possible. 71% said they followed issues, developments, and current events in the energy industry regularly. Those responses are significantly higher than the Canadian average. Even though most electricity in Yukon comes from renewable sources today, a significant number of remote communities are still separated from the energy grid and depend on shipped-in diesel to survive. Efficiency and conservation in our energy use is important – it means keeping to our emissions reduction commitments, taking care of the environment, and reducing waste. Environmental consciousness has been sweeping the nation, and Canadians, for the most part, are increasingly concerned about climate change and the effects of uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions. Yukon has a very important role to play. As a major per-capita consumer of fuels like gasoline and diesel, we have an obligation to maximize efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions as much as we can. However, acting to slow Yukon’s emissions doesn’t mean curtailing economic growth. The biggest sector contributing to Yukon’s total GHG and CO2 emissions is transportation. Our territory is vast and getting around requires gasoline, diesel, or aviation fuel. All of that is imported. As we have always noted, reliable, affordable electricity, dependable heating, and efficient energy for transporting people and products allows an economy to thrive. Prosperity has massive impacts on the lives of residents, and more than anything, Yukoners deserve well-paying jobs, educational opportunities, and an improved quality of life, This applies particularly people in small communities who don’t want to be forced to leave for a lack of prospects. What's next? A lot of our readers have really enjoyed our weekly blog posts. We'll have another blog post coming up soon. Make sure you keep checking our website for new and up-to-date content. Survey - Tell us what more you'd like to know about. The crowdsourced answers from this survey will help us drive the conversation. As always, we are posting some good information on our Facebook Page. Make sure you like our Facebook Page, and share our posts with your peers. Social Media Snapshot A big thank you to all those that have followed us on Twitter and have liked our Facebook Page. We appreciate you helping us to move the conversation along. Keep the retweets coming.


Follow ‘Fueling Yukon’ Join us as we drive this critical conversation and stay tuned to our happenings by ’liking’ us on Facebook - and following us on Twitter, @FuelingYukon. Visit our website and get involved by joining the conversation. Help to spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to family, friends and contacts that you think might be interested.

Membership Recognition The Yukon Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Arctic Star Printing as they have been a member since 1987. Thank you to all our members for your ongoing support for the efforts of the Yukon Chamber…. It’s your memberships that allow us to do the work we do for the Yukon Business Community.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce Suite 205, 2237 – 2nd Ave Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0K7 office@yukonchamber.com 867.667.2000 www.yukonchamber.com

Yukon Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  

July 2016

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