Home Base YK

Home Base YK is an organization dedicated to supporting youth in Yellowknife. All youth deserve access to safe and supportive housing - the foundation to achieving success in all other areas of their life. 



Home Base YK provides housing and support to youth in Yellowknife in order for them to achieve life-long success.


No youth left out. 

Goals and Objectives

  • Community: Maintain a culturally inclusive, safe and collaborative relationship with people and groups within our community.

  • Team: Ensure a safe and supportive work environment where staff are continually inspired and committed to empowering youth.

  • Youth: Provide safe and supportive programs to meet the unique needs of youth. 

  • Organization: Home Base YK strives to be a fiscally responsible organization based on transparency and trust.

Tammy Roberts

Executive Director

"Hello, my name is Tammy Roberts and I began in the position of Executive Director for the organization in November 2020. I am grateful to be in this role at Home Base YK. In my life and work I have developed relationships with many amazing youth, and I continue to work towards improved services in Yellowknife, so no youth is ever left out.

I've been a professional parent since 1991, providing emergency and long term care to approximately 250 NWT foster children and youth with mild to extreme learning and behavioural disabilities. I continue to provide long-term care to individuals that have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol as a foster and adoptive parent.

I am also the Executive Director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories, and have been since 2009. I am currently the president of the Legion in Yellowknife, the secretary of the Canadian Foster Family Association, and the co-chair of the CanFASD Research Network Family Advisory Committee. In my spare time I love hanging out with my family and enjoying the outdoors."


Chantelle Duval

Executive Assistant / Bookkeeper

"Hi everyone! I have recently joined the Home Base YK team as the Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper. I was born and raised in Yellowknife and left for a few years to pursue post-secondary in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Alberta. I came back in 2019, and have been working with youth since. I'm very happy and proud to be part of such a great organization!"


Traci Mercer-Sproule

Associate Director of Programs and Operations

Traci was working for the organization for a few years then headed elsewhere for a change but something was drawing her back to work with youth.  She is finally home!  Traci leads the operations of programs within the organization while building relationships with staff and youth. In her spare time you can find her hiking, playing hockey and spending time with friends and family. 

Home Base Youth Dorms and Shelter Team

Key Navigators:
Cole Clark
Davia Nelson
Amanda Anthony


Overnight Team Lead:
Tawanda Kachamawara


Youth Support Workers:
Anne Ndagire
Kyle Williston
Jared Bihun
Alphin Kurian

Wendy Anthony
Kiera Kameemallk
Ionna Reklitis

Yellowknife Youth Centre

Martha Jubane

Youth Centre Coordinator

Hello my name is Martha  Jubane, I joined Home Base Yellowknife in May 2021. I've been living in Yellowknife for the past 10 years, I moved from a country in Southern Africa called Zimbabwe. I have a Social work diploma from Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario. I am a firm believer in working collaboratively with people and putting heads together to achieve greater heights.I've always been passionate about working with youth and I am so honoured to continue doing so as a part of the Home Base team!. "


Kiera Kameemalik

Youth Centre Support Worker


Loreta Mendoza

Youth Centre Support Worker


Ionna Reklitis

Youth Centre Support Worker


Youth Housing Program


Kristopher Jennings

Youth Housing Manager

Kristopher is the Youth Housing Manager for Home Base YK. The Youth Housing Program assists youth in obtaining housing and learn to live independently with supports. Kristopher comes from a management background and has been working with Home Base YK through different capacities since 2016. When he is not working he loves to play guitar and go camping.


Alyssa Nelson

Youth Housing Navigator

"Hello my name is Alyssa Nelson, I joined Home Base Yellowknife in October 2020. I've spent my whole life in Yellowknife and moved to Moncton, NB for school. I have a Child and Youth Care Diploma from Oulton College in Moncton, NB. I have been working with youth for the last 5 years. Most days on my free time you will find me hanging out with friends, watching movies, or hiking with my crazy German Shepherd husky Aurora".

Board of Directors

Here is the list of members currently sitting on the board. 

 Board Chair - Lea O'Keefe: boardchair@homebaseyk.com

Secretary - Courtney Jung

Treasurer - Dawn Pottinger

Director - Steve Payne

Director - Tanya Ashley

Director - Vivian Hansen