Funding announced for 24-hour daycare in Kitimat

The childcare facility will be guided by Haisla Nation and is the first of its kind in B.C.

Tamitik Status of Women has received $30,000 to receive for 24-hour day care (Black Press Media/File Photo)

Tamitik Status of Women has received $30,000 to receive for 24-hour day care (Black Press Media/File Photo)

Funding from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society (NDFK) has been announced today.

The Board of Directors has approved $40,066 in total funding. Of that, $30,000 is going to the Tamitik Status of Women Association to help create a 24-Hour Daycare with immersive Indigenous cultural programming.

The pilot project is the first of its kind in B.C., giving parents who work unconventional hours the ability to access childcare that is steeped in Indigenous culture and guided by the Haisla Nation.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors we are proud to support these local initiatives that enhance our region and support jobs, small business and recreation opportunities for the residents of our communities,” said NKDF Chair Cindy Shelford in an Oct. 4 media release.

The next application deadline to receive funding from the NKFD is October 20.