Education - Adult Education and Employment Services

Kenädän Ku - Kwanlin Dün First Nations House of Learning
5 O’Brien Place
Whitehorse Yukon
Phone: 867-633-8422

Individual Case Management

The Adult Educator and Employment Support Facilitator are available to help individuals build an “action plan” toward education and/or employment. We can help you to figure out where you are at the moment, where you’d like to be in the future, and the pathway you will need to follow to get there.

If you are thinking about college, university or other training but are unsure which direction to take, we can help. If you want to work but aren’t sure what jobs are out there and what you need to do to compete in today’s job market, we can help.


We can also help you to:

  • Learn about your barriers to employment and possible ways to overcome these
  • Identify a career that would suit you using career counseling tools
  • Learn more about yourself and your preferences
  • Search job boards for relevant opportunities
  • Develop or update your resume
  • Connect with other Yukon agencies that can assist you in your plan
  • Understand the pathways for any further education, training, skills development you might need

We are here to help you set your goal, create the plan and support you along the way!


Employment Support Services

The Employment Support Services Facilitator works one-on-one with citizens in the areas of career and life planning, action plans, job readiness coaching, resume development and update, and employment retention plans.
Kenädän Ku maintains an active job board of available employment opportunities with the KDFN government and throughout the Yukon. The job board is organized into categories for convenience.

Please ask the receptionist for a copy of any advertisement you are interested in.

Aboriginal Labour Force Alliance (ALFA)-Funded Training

ALFA is a work-based fund that enables unemployed Yukon-based KDFN citizens to access training for skills and certifications that are critical for securing certain types of employment. It can be used to assist citizens in accessing funding for work gear, training sponsorship and in some cases a wage subsidy.

The objectives of ALFA Funding:

  • To improve the employ-ability for entry or re-entry into the labour market through training
  • To encourage employment and training of citizens through wage subsidy

KDFN helps citizens with the ALFA application and the steps necessary to making a plan towards employment.

Upcoming Courses at Kenädän Ku

Programming at Kenädän Ku is funded through Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Yukon Government Advanced Education and the Aboriginal Labour Force Alliance (ALFA), and is intended to build and strengthen employment skills.

Participants must be unemployed and not collecting Employment Insurance to participate. Registration is required and available on a first come, first served basis. Unless otherwise noted, programs are also available to other Yukon First Nation citizens at the cost listed with 75% of all seats reserved for KDFN citizens (up to 2 weeks prior to the course).


Anyone registered in a course must give 5 business days’ notice of cancellation for a refund. KDFN citizens who fail to do so may be required to pay the full cost of the course back to KDFN before accessing any future programming.

Computer Access

The Kenädän Ku foyer computer is available to KDFN citizens during weekday office hours
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) This computer provides internet access and a place to study, research, compare post-secondary options, access documents, search for jobs, and email. 


Life Long Learners - Adult Tutoring

The Kwanlin Dün Department of Education offers one-on-one tutoring services to citizens, subject to tutor availability. We can help you to increase your skills in a wide variety of areas.

Here are some things we can help with:

  • Adult Literacy (all levels)
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Computer Skills
  • College Prep courses
  • Life Skills: banking, cooking, etc.

Adult Tutoring Drop-In

On Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be an Adult Tutoring Drop-In at Kenädän Ku from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tutoring is available for all types of subjects:

- Workplace essential skills
- Literacy
- Math
- College prep
- Essay proof reading/editing
- Computer skills

And more! Let us know what you want to learn.

For full information about the Adult Tutoring Drop-In please call Kenädän Ku at (867) 633 - 8422.