Canada announces $10.6M to improve access to child care in NWT

The Government of Canada has announced a $10.6M investment over four years to build more inclusive child care spaces in the Northwest Territories. This funding will help NWT reach the goal of building 300 new child care spaces by 2026. This initiative seeks to help families in rural and remote communities, and families in communities that face barriers to access such as racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, and newcomers, among others. “Every child deserves the best possible start in life,” said Canada Minister of Veterans Affairs Ginette Petitpas Taylor. “With today’s investment, we are strengthening early learning and child care infrastructure in Yellowknife and throughout the Northwest Territories, increasing the number of spaces available for families and supporting the delivery of high-quality care.”