YWCA NWT & COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

August 25, 2020

For the most recent updates on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) including government orders and State of Emergency, check the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Health webpage For questions on YWCA programs, contact Alayna at giving@ywcanwt.ca

Status of YWCA NWT programs and facilities (As of Monday, August 25, 2020)


After-school Care OPEN

The YWCA after-school program will open in line with the Yellowknife school year. Please see the After-School Page for a full FAQ and info on changes to the after-school program. 


Family Violence Shelters – Alison McAteer House (Yellowknife) and Sutherland House (Fort Smith) OPEN

Both family violence shelters ARE OPEN for women who are experiencing violence. If you are experiencing violence, please call the YWCA NWT Crisis Line at 1 (866) 223-7775.  

Transitional and Emergency Housing OPEN

Housing staff are available to assist clients in our transitional and emergency housing programs. If you need info on housing or are in need of supplies, food, or toiletries, contact the YWCA NWT housing staff at 1 (867) 873-5760.  

YWCA NWT Family Centre 

Programming at the YWCA NWT Family Centre is closed. However, the toy lending library is now open. In addition, planned outings are now taking place. Check The YWCA NWT Family Centre Facebook page for updates and outing registration. 

Youth Programs & Outings 

Project Child Recovery is now hosting summer events. Check Facebook for registration and schedule. 

Helpful Links: 

NWT COVID-19 Updates, GNWT Department of Health & Social Services 

Early Learning and Child care COVID-19 Updates, GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment