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Air North GOAL Fund



Air North, Yukon’s Airline, is pleased to announce the GOAL (Giving Our Athletes a Lift) Program. 


Under this program, Air North provides Sport Yukon with thirty (30) flight segments in the form of travel certificates to be allocated to athletes who are members of Yukon Sport Governing Bodies (YSGBs). These flight segments entitle the athlete to travel for the purpose of competing in a recognized sporting event outside of the territory, including competitions, training, try-outs, and tournaments.


These travel certificates will be allocated to athletes at the choosing of Air North with consideration based on:

  • Caliber and/or significance of the event or training to the athlete’s sporting career

  • Other sources of funding available to the athlete

  • The athlete’s demonstrated commitment to:

    • Sport and healthy living

    • Community involvement

    • A yearly training program


INTAKE for this funding program occurs annually in August. Application will open August 1, 2023 and the deadline to apply is September 1, 2023.




  • Be 13-18 years of age

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, or be a Permanent Resident, for at least 12 months prior to submission deadline

  • Hold a valid Yukon Health Care Card

  • Be a resident of the Yukon 6 months prior to the deadline for submission. If attending an educational institution outside of the Yukon, the applicant must have Yukon resident status

  • Be a member in good standing of a recognized YSGB (Yukon Sport Governing Body), if one exists

  • Be eligible to compete as a representative of the Yukon in inter-provincial competitions 

  • Be on a formal 12-month training and competition program which indicates the nature of training, the number of sessions, hours per week as well as the planned competitions for the complete 12-month period

  • Apply as an individual athlete. Team sport athletes are considered under this program


Previous GOAL athletes are welcome to reapply 


To be eligible for Air North’s GOAL Program, you must NOT:

  • Be a recipient of Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance Program funding – Gold Level

  • Be eligible for Air North travel benefits as an employee, a designate, or family member of an employee


To apply for this program, applicants will need to submit the following documents:

  • Completed GOAL application form

  • Letter of recommendation from the athlete’s coach

  • Letter of recommendation from the Sport Governing Body President

Air North GOAL Application


2022-2023 GOAL Recipients

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Felix Masson


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Treytin Frizzel


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Thomas Gishler


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Tori Vollmer

Alpine Skiing

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Alia Drummond


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Emmett Kapaniuk


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Jaymi Hinchey


Some of Our Previous Recipients
  • Felix Masson - Soccer
  • Lucy Baxter - Soccer
  • Mia Barrault - Swimming
  • Conner LaBar - Hockey
  • Bruce Porter - Kayaking
  • Thomas Gishler - Swimming
  • Sammy Demchuk - Basketball
  • Jospeh Hanson - Soccer
  • Thomas Gishler - Swimming
  • Callum Weir - Soccer
  • Conner LaBar - Hockey
  • Lucy Baxter - Soccer
  • Callum Weir - Soccer
  • Alex Petriw - Swimming
  • Maren Bilsky - Basketball
  • Thomas Gishler - Swimming
  • Sasha Masson - Cross Country Skiing
  • Rhys Faragher - Soccer
  • Maren Bilsky - Basketball
  • Alex Petriw - Swimming
  • Quinn Howard - Volleyball
  • Abby Rich - Soccer
  • Wyatt Kapaniuk - Archery