Funding proposals are being accepted to help improve child inclusion and participation in early learning and child care programs

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — February 16, 2023

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is accepting funding proposals for the Supporting Child Inclusion and Participation program.

The program supports and promotes access to early learning and child care for all children by funding eligible organizations to create community play-based early childhood programs. It also provides supports for children with developmental needs who require enhanced or individual assistance to safely and fully participate in early learning.

 Funding is available to:

  • Create and/or enhance unlicensed community play-based early learning opportunities, such as ‘Family & Tot’ groups
  • Hire staff to support children who could not otherwise safely attend programming
  • Access program consultation to increase staff knowledge to better support children in programs

Eligible applicants include Indigenous governments, Indigenous organizations, community/municipal governments, non-profit organizations, and licensed centre-based early learning and child care programs.

The deadline to apply is March 17, 2023 at 5 p.m. (MST).

For more information or to apply visit or email


For media requests, please contact:

Briony Grabke

Manager, Public Affairs and Communications

Department of Education, Culture and Employment

Government of the Northwest Territories

867-767-9352  Ext. 71073