18th-20th/ 2019

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

The CATS7 Steering Committee has begun the final countdown. September is here! 

If you have not registered please be aware the hotels are filling up and so are the conference seats!

We are excited to present the youth zone schedule and announce the camping location:

Robert Service Campground, supported by the City of Whitehorse

We are also excited to announce Grand Chief Peter joining the symposium on Sept. 20th as our Keynote speaker

Lastly do not forget to check out the pre and post symposium events!

As we are getting close, the outfitters have opened the remaining spaces…so all spots will fill quick!

If you wish to volunteer please contact Jayme Henderson at:

For youth zone information please email

All other inquires or concerns please email

Reminder – Yukoner rates apply! If you are from the Yukon use: CATS7Yukoner

Message from the Steering Committee

The CATS7 Steering Committee is honoured to host the 7th Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium, marking 10 years of CATS! The Yukon CATS Steering Committee has chosen to present a conference that models the importance and vitality of deepening connections to self, community and land. With this in mind, the conference has a diversity of presenters from wilderness and cultural engagement experts to the business community.

We are excited to feature a selection of complimentary Yukon experiences

hosted by our community outfitters and local businesses, as well as:

September 18th Meet and Greet – Hosted by Lumel Studios, Wandering Bison and Winterlong Brewing Company;

The Yukon’s First Annual Knowledge Keeper Banquet – Hosted By YOTS

Townhall/World Conversation style session; hosted by BGCY and YOTS- This session will be live streamed and bring together our leaders, our youth, our Elders, Seniors and folks from across the country to engage in a conversation with each other about our challenges, our view of our future and how we all can work together to achieve our shared vision of a healthy Yukon and Canada;

Educators, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, Practitioners, Therapists, Outdoor Professionals, Students, Program Administrators, Social Workers, Counsellors and Youth Workers will all find tremendous value at this event.

In addition to the main event, there will be pre and post event options to facilitate further connection (and fun!) with the Yukon and our people.

All are welcome and we welcome your own expertise viewpoints and voices. Register Now!

Feel free to contact the Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of Yukon,

Lindsay Cornell, with any questions at: 



Margo Talbot is an author, speaker and climber based in Canmore, Alberta. In this keynote presentation, Margo shares “boots on the ground” tools and techniques that brought her from the abyss of addiction and suicidal depression to being a celebrated athlete in the extreme sport of ice climbing.


Presenters from all over Canada and the Yukon are coming together to offer a vibrant range of programming options for CATS 7 registrants.


In addition to the programming and workshop options offered at CATS 7, our community partners are providing a number of exclusive extra-curricular events and adventures.


In the Yukon we understand the importance of working together. Here are all of the local sponsors, partners and friends who came together to make CATS 7 possible.




Keynote Speaker


Director of Programs-Outdoor Council of Canada


Executive Director – Big Brothers Big Sisters Yukon


Nature United


Canadian Adventure Therapy Ambassador



Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

1171 Front Street Whitehorse, Yukon Territory



Register for the 7th Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium in Whitehorse, YT. Additional fee’s for pre-conference and evening activities. Early bird special until July 26th, then registration will increase to $380.


Discount code option is located at the top of the first page. 

Early Bird $280