The federal government on Friday announced $1.3 million in funding for groups in Yellowknife, the Sahtu and the Dehcho.
Ottawa said the money would stimulate more economic growth, enhance skills development, and create new jobs in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has caused a lot of issues that we hadn’t counted on over this past year,” said Michael McLeod, the NWT’s Liberal MP.
“Through this investment, the federal government is helping small NWT businesses maintain full-time jobs and create many new jobs and generate good local employment.”
Makerspace, a Yellowknife non-profit that focuses on hands-on learning, shared space and skills-building for people of all skill levels, will receive around $730,000 for a three-year project.
The GNWT will further invest $154,000 and Makerspace is contributing…