GNWT receives child care funds from the federal government


The GNWT is currently working to develop additional childcare spaces across the North.

Earlier this week it was announced that $10.6 million would be invested over four years to build more inclusive childcare facilities across the North West Coast. The goal is to build at least 300 new childcare places by the end of 2026.

This money is provided by the federal government's Early Learning and Childcare Infrastructure Fund, which has distributed $625 million across all provinces and territories. The Canadian government is trying to help families save up to $14,300 per child each year on child care.

In a statement, Michael McLeod, MP for the Northwest Territories, said: “I regularly hear from families and child care providers that a lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to achieving affordable child care in communities across the Northwest Territories.” “With this investment, we are helping to ensure that more parents in the North have access to spaces in which their children can learn and grow.”

Government agencies across Canada are trying to ease the burden of raising children, particularly for Millennial and Gen Z parents who may experience particular financial hardships.