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Yukon Orienteering Association

The Yukon Orienteering Association is the sport governing body for orienteering in the Yukon Territory. It is a volunteer based organization that coordinates and administers various programs devoted to the promotion and development of orienteering.

Twenty three month old Eila Blattmann punches a control on the Novice course on July 19.


Posted: July 30, 2017

Employment Opportunity

Term Contract Position

Event Coordinator — North American Orienteering Championships

Duration: Term — Immediately to September 30, 2018

The North American Orienteering Championships and Canadian Orienteering Championships will be held in Whitehorse August 17-24, 2018. It is anticipated to attract over 350 athletes from across Canada, the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The competitions will be held on 6 different orienteering maps in Whitehorse and Carcross.

We're looking for an event coordinator who is well organized, resourceful and enthusiastic to be involved in all aspects of the event (logistics, planning, fundraising, media relations and implementation) to join our team.

For the complete job description and to apply view the job at YuWin.

Posted: April 12, 2017

Yukon Orienteering Fundraising Drive

In August 2018, Yukon will be hosting the North American and the Canadian Orienteering Championships. This requires us to undertake some very significant mapping initiatives this year, at a cost of approximately $40,000.


These costs include wages for the mappers as well as associated administrative, hosting and travel costs.

While some of this amount will be covered by our funding partners (Yukon government, City of Whitehorse), YOA is also seeking help from its members to help offset these costs. We believe this is the first time in our 30+ year history that we have made such a request. Not all members can help out with the technical aspects of organizing our events, or coaching; but this initiative is one way all members can contribute to the Association.

There are a number of ways you can help:

  • Volunteer to assist with a YOA community or highways litter pick-up in May. We may have 3-4 of these; dates and locations yet to be confirmed. Contact Ross Burnett at rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com if you are able to help with a litter pick-up.
  • Donate your recycling revenues to YOA. We have set up an account at Raven Recycling. When you take your empties in (pop, beer, wine, juice containers, etc.), just tell them you would like to donate the proceeds to the Yukon Orienteering Association. Even small amounts will add up with many people doing this.
  • We are also seeking direct donations. No amount is too small. Contact the YOA Treasurer (Ross Burnett) at rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com, or drop a cheque for YOA off at the Sport Yukon office (4061 4th Ave.)
  • If you have other fundraising ideas, contact Ross Burnett at rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com

Posted: February 24, 2017

ParticipACTION's 150 Play List

Orienteering is on ParticipACTION's 150 Play List. Try orienteering this season and then log it at the Play List website!

Bears And YOA Meets

NOTE: There may be bears in any of the map areas where YOA meets are held. YOU must be “bear aware”. To reduce risk, use precautions set out in the booklet How you can stay safe in bear country.

Dogs At YOA Meets

A dog biting incident has prompted the executive to advise orienteers bringing dogs to events to:
  • Leash your dog while in the parking/assembly/start areas;
  • If dogs accompany you on your course, they must be under your immediate control at all times;
  • If there are more incidents or complaints, we may need to take a more stringent approach.
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Become A Volunteer

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Yukon's High Performance Program Athletes

The High Performance Program (HPP) is Canada's national athletes who show potential to represent Canada at Junior World Championships and World Championships. Yukon's 2017 HPP members include:

Visit the Team Canada blog for more about our HPP athletes.