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Canada-Northwest Territories Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement

The Canada-Northwest Territories Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement was signed on December 15, 2021.

The Agreement is available online.

The Action Plan is available online.

Federal press release

$10-a-day child care for families in the Northwest Territories
Office of the Prime Minister, 15 December 2021

Provincial press release

The Government of Northwest Territories has not yet issued a press release in regards to the Agreement.

Updates and next steps

Early learning and child care strategy and action plan
Government of Northwest Territories, 3 March 2022

Community responses 

As community responses become available, information will be updated.

Media coverage

Note: Media coverage is listed from most recent to oldest.

N.W.T. child care might be cheaper but wait lists, staff shortages persist
CBC News, 4 May 2022

N.W.T. gov't to re-evaluate child-care subsidy after operator outcry
CBC News, 25 April 2022

Parents feel caught in middle of NWT childcare subsidy dispute
Cabin Radio, 20 April 2022

Some child care providers shutting down due to subsidy rollout
Northern News Services, 20 April 2022

GNWT ‘is pushing childcare providers to breaking point’
Cabin Radio, 14 April 2022

Parent fees reduced in Northwest Territories: Space expansion the next hurdle
Child Care Now, 18 March 2022

50% child care fee reduction for families in the Northwest Territories 
Employment and Social Development Canada, 3 March 2022

NWT: NWT publishes ‘vision to transform childcare’ by 2030
Cabin Radio, 3 March 2022

Canada, NWT ink deal to create 300 child care spaces by 2026
Northern News Services Limited (NNSL), 15 December 2021

​​Trudeau announces $10-a-day child care for Northwest Territories
Global News, 15 December 2021

Ottawa, N.W.T. announce $10-a-day child-care deal
CBC News, 15 December 2021

N.W.T. expected to sign federal child care deal this week
CBC News, 14 December 2021

Expect early child care deal by end of year: Simpson
Northern News Services Limited (NNSL), 24 November 2021

Advocacy and policy tools

As advocacy and policy tools become available, information will be updated.

Other Early Learning and Child Care Agreements

Canada – Northwest Territories Early Learning and Child Care Agreement - 2017-2020

Canada – Northwest Territories Early Learning and Child Care Agreement – 2020-2021

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