Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students

KDFN’s Community Education Liaison Coordinators (CELCs) are specialized education workers who help students, parents/guardians and school staff to achieve student success. The CELCs incorporate culture into students’ learning and keep students engaged outside the classroom by coordinating cultural activities, promoting special opportunities, providing information on the Yukon First Nations Graduation Ceremony, and organizing Elder visits to schools.

The CELCs also help students transition into high school and offer advice to graduating students.

Click here to find a Community Education Liaison Coordinator.

Children who are KDFN citizens enrolled in school between Kindergarten and Grade 12, and registered with the KDFN Citizenship Office, are eligible to receive a $75 bursary each year to support the purchase of supplies and payment of school fees.

Applications can be submitted between August 1st and September 15th by a parent or guardian of eligible students, or by students who are 16 years of age or older on August 1st of the application year.

Successful applicants will be contacted by phone or email to confirm that a cheque is available for pick-up at Kenädän Ku. Out-of-town applicants will receive their cheques in the mail.

If an application is not successful, you will be contacted and the reason will be explained to you. Unsuccessful applicants can appeal the decision with the Manager of School-Age Education up to 30 days after the decision is made.

Click here to download the KDFN School Supply Bursary application form. Applications can also be picked up in person at Kenädän Ku.

Completed applications can be submitted by email to education.reception@kdfn.net or in person at Kenädän Ku.

Homework Club (if available) is held at Kenädän Ku from Monday to Thursday between 3 and 6 p.m. (hours may vary depending on need and tutor availability). This program provides assistance to students to help them understand and finish their homework.

Reading Club is also held at Kenädän Ku from Monday to Thursday, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Staff read stories and give assistance to improve reading skills. Literacy-based arts and crafts are also offered.

Once a week, the Literacy Afternoon held with the Family Literacy Centre replaces Reading Club.

To support students for increased confidence and academic success, Kenädän Ku offers tutoring programs.

 

For more information about tutoring for students, click here.

Laptops for K-12 Yukon students have been delayed to the end of January due to delivery issues. KDFN Education will contact applicants to arrange delivery after the shipment has arrived.

Due to the growing need for computers at home, the Government of Yukon and Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) have partnered to purchase laptop computers for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

To be eligible, the student must be:

  • enrolled as a citizen with the KDFN Citizenship Office by October 1, 2020; and
  • attending a Yukon school in any grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

How to get a laptop

  • Drop this form off at Kenädän Kų̀ – The House of Learning using our secure mail box, or email it to reception@kdfn.net.
  • Once we have processed your application, you’ll be contacted by phone or email to make a prearranged appointment for pick up.
  • Laptops will only be available for pick up at Kenädän Kų̀ – The House of Learning in late January 2021 at the Earliest. We cannot deliver or mail out.
  • To pick up the laptop you must be the student or the parent (guardian) of the student.