Volunteer of the Year 2021, Meagan Christie

Congratulations to Meagan Christie, who was nominated by Yukon Cares for the City of Whitehorse Volunteer of the Year. Meagan has been an active member of Yukon Cares since our inception in 2015. She has been a director, and has been an excellent leader for the last two settlement committees that welcomed refugee families to Whitehorse. She was also a very active member of another settlement committee for another family. Each of these settlement committees is a tremendous commitment. It is a one-year commitment to helping the new family with absolutely everything they need to adjust to their very different new lives, from housing and furniture, to schools, to jobs, to doctors, to bank cards.

In addition to being on the Board of Yukon Cares, Meagan has also played an active role on many other volunteer boards in Whitehorse, including the Yukon Conservation Society, Yukon Women in Trades, and Nakwaye Ku Day Care. Her commitment and passion to make Whitehorse and the world a better place is inspiring. She is generous and positive, even in the face of great challenges – like welcoming newcomers and supporting them in self-isolation during a global pandemic!

Congratulations on your nomination Meagan – it is very well-deserved!