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Deadlines for TH Scholarships*

January 15

May 15


Deadlines for Post-Secondary Funding*

Fall Studies:

June 15 & July 15

Winter Studies:

November 15

Summer Studies:

April 1

* If the dates fall on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the deadline will be moved to the next working day.


Human Resources, Education and Training Overview

The Human Resources, Education and Training (HRET) Department has three main focuses:

  • government staffing and training,
  • school education from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and
  • post-secondary education and training for citizens.


This department supports all other departments by helping with recruitment and hiring; and facilitating training, professional development, team building and cultural awareness workshops for employees.


The TH K-12 Education Program ensures students learn about and make healthy life choices, while also being immersed in activities and outings that promote Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in language and culture. TH Education staff manage the programs and services for Kindergarten to Grade 12 by engaging with the federal and territorial education departments, working with other TH departments, liaising with Robert Service School (RSS) staff, advocating for students and parents/guardians, and ensuring TH representation in RSS through the Community Education Liaison Coordinators (CELCs).


HRET also administers funding for post-secondary studies and training, and offers services to citizens including:

  • assistance with resumes and applications,
  • information on local job openings,
  • information on courses available locally and elsewhere,
  • advice on career direction and education choices.

Services available to citizens through HRET.


Employment available at Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in


Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA)

SOVA offeres an eight-month foundation-year program with a focus on Aboriginal cultural values. The Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in play a key role on SOVA's governance council, which also includes representatives from the Yukon College and the Dawson City Arts Society. For more information, visit

Special Project

Nän käk nishi tr’ënòshe gha hëtr’ohǫh’ąy

(On the land we learn to grow our food)


Call 867-993-7100 plus the extension number:

Dexter MacRae, Director


Melissa Atkinson, Employment & Training Officer


Diane Baumgartner, Payroll & Benefits Administrator


Lynette Peterson, Payroll & Benefits Trainee


Amanda Moffatt, Staff Training & Development Officer


Shauna Kormendy, HRET Manager


Louise Drugan, HRET Clerk


Heidi Bliedung, HRET Seasonal Office Clerk


Brian Wilmshurst, Class 7 Support Driver

Ashley Doiron, K-12 Education Manager


Tanya Westland, CELC (K-Grade 6) From July 31, 2017


Alexa Mitchell, CELC (Grade 7-12) From July 31, 2017



Leanne Dickson, On-call Cook

Lauri Van Bibber, On-call Cook

Georgina Taylor, On-call Cook

Tannis Harrison, On-call Cook

Rosalee Smarch, On-call Cook


Brenda Ellis, On-call Cook's Helper

Sheryll Mullan, On-call Cook's Helper

Clara Van Bibber, On-call Cook's Helper

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