Registration for the 2022/23 school year will open in February/March 2022. 

About the YWCA NWT after-school care program

The after-school program is available at all Yellowknife schools.  Staff provide a wide variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep children engaged and entertained for ages JK - up to age 11. If a child is turning 11 by December 31, they will not be returning to the program in the new year (January). Care is offered from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. Parents must pick their children up no later than 5:30 p.m. Staff are trained in First Aid and CPR, providing a safe environment for all.


Program costs: $280 for 1st child; $255 for 2nd and $230 for 3rd and subsequent children.

YWCA NWT also offers programming for early dismissal, full day programming for professional development days and March break programs when schools are closed. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to provide children with nut free snacks.

As we are a licensed program, we must maintain our safe supervision ratios and cannot operate without the required ten to one staff to child ratios. If we experience staff shortages in any of our programs, we will need to close that program immediately, and the program will no re-open until Public Health has deemed the employee safe to return to work - this may occur with little to no notice and parents and caregivers will be required to pick up their children ASAP if a program is required to close. We have no control over this as it is a requirement of our licensing. 

Program Withdrawals

Withdrawals from the program require one month's written notice in order to have your deposit refunded. For example, if you are registered to start the program on November 1, 2021, the YWCA NWT must receive your written notice no later than October 1, 2021. Cancellations or withdrawal from the program with less than one month notice will not have their deposits refunded, as we need sufficient notice to fill the space. 

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