beginning in Kindergarten miss the equivalent
of a full school year by the end of Grade 8."
come together to help every
Yukon student attend school every day.”
“In 2012, when representatives from Victoria Gold Corp. and the territorial government came together to discuss how we, as proud Yukoners, could help increase student attendance rates in classrooms throughout the territory, the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s Every Student, Every Day charitable fund was born.
In five short years, our efforts through Every Student, Every Day are demonstrating positive, tangible results in schools from Old Crow to Watson Lake and Mayo to Whitehorse.
We know that one of the most important things our territory’s students can do is also one of the most basic: go to school every day.
Working together as a community to encourage regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways we can prepare our children for success – both in school and in life. By making school attendance a priority, we are helping Yukon students get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have an improved chance of graduating from high school.
On behalf of the Society’s volunteer board and Every Student, Every Day, we extend sincere thanks to all our partners and champions for their generous support. We look forward to another year of fundraising and meaningful engagement activities throughout the territory so that every Yukon student can attend school every day”.
– Tara Christie
Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society
‘As my young daughter starts on her school journey, a successful experience in the classroom for her – and for all students – resonates deeply with my family and with our entire Victoria team.
By supporting increased student attendance through Every Student, Every Day, we are setting Yukon students up for a strong future. We are helping them feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships and of course, be more likely to graduate from high school.
As Victoria’s Eagle Gold Project northwest of Mayo has now begun construction on the path to operation, employment opportunities at the site have increased significantly and we want all Yukoners to be able to access them.
For this to happen however, we all must come together as a community to help keep our territory’s children in school from their first day of Kindergarten through to high school graduation.
Victoria Gold appreciates the dedication of Every Student, Every Day’s committed volunteers and the fund’s government and industry partners and is proud to be part of this very important initiative.”
– John McConnell
President & CEO
Victoria Gold Corp.
“The Government of Yukon is proud of the education partnership we have with the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society and the champions who support student engagement. A big thank-you to the staff, school councils, First Nations and community members who have participated in Every Student, Every Day projects.
Through partnerships like Every Student, Every Day, we are helping to ensure all Yukon students can receive the benefits and opportunities that come from education.
Students who attend school regularly tend to get better grades. They practice work habits that can benefit them throughout their lives. In addition to academic achievement, regular attendance helps students develop time management and organizational skills. It fosters positive peer relationships and social responsibility.
Every Student, Every Day projects are developed by schools and community partners to address specific needs and improve attendance and engagement.
A big thank-you also to our educators and our partners for building strong and supportive school communities by meeting student needs and by creating positive and inclusive environments.”
Hon. Tracy-Anne McPhee