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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.


Posted: May 7, 2017

Photos From 2017 Learn To O

Check out the photos from this year's Learn To O!

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: April 12, 2017

Hosting of mappers

The YOA will be hosting up to four mappers this summer (two from Czech Republic and two from Portugal) between June and July. We are looking for hosts that can provide room and board for two people for at least two weeks. We are also looking for vehicles that can be loaned to the mappers. Partial remuneration is provided to club members for room/board and vehicle use. If you think you may be able to help in this regard, contact Ross Burnett (rossupnorth(at)hotmail.com) until April 18th, or Afan Jones (afanjones(at)live.com) thereafter for more details about what’s involved.

Posted: February 25, 2017

Employment Opportunities

The YOA has employment opportunities for coaches and mappers. See the employment page for more info.

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

Volunteering is a great way to meet other orienteers and to learn new skills.
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Learn To Orienteer

Orienteering Canada

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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.