Partners for Children is a CAPC [Community Action Program for Children].  There were 110 CAPC programs created in 1994 across Canada, all which were and are funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Partners for Children is sponsored by the Network for Healthy Early Human Development Yukon and is located in an office at 108c Copper Road in Whitehorse.

By increasing an understanding of how to provide healthy development opportunities to parents, public and professionals, our goal is to improve the health and development of our youngest children.


Since our 1994 inception we have created authentic relationships with people and organizations that have enabled us to create programs that are requested.  Workshops, presentations, family programming, partner-led newsletters and a resource guide are examples of our programs that make a difference and improve the lives of our families and communities.

Our Team

Family Programs Facilitator
Jo Lukawitski -

Jo works in partnership with other local programs to facilitate our Family Programs, which include Parent-Child Mother Goose, Mothering Your Baby - the 1st Year, Nobody's Perfect and Handle with Care. 

Support Staff
Rebecca Fenton & Leslie Peters - 

Partners for Children works with and for Yukon's early child development community.  Leslie collects

Professional Development Facilitator
Rebecca Fenton  
Katie Swales -

The voice of community is coordinated in the name of Partners for Children by a passionate advocate and early child development professional. 

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is that real, hard-wired change comes from the grass-roots; the voiced needs of the people driving what we do. Programs we offer and develop are community driven and discovered through regular conversations, which is why our relationships are so important.  

Our Mission

To make learning and training opportunities for healthy early child development accessible to all Yukoners. We aim to improve outcomes so that all chidren can succeed.

Our Programming

We offer free public workshops in many areas of child development, parenting & child care.  As well, we work with other organizations to fill gaps & work towards healthy starts for all our children.

To discover our current programs, check our Facebook page.