Three projects in the territory will receive more than $1.3 million in funding through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), said NWT MP Michael McLeod in a virtual news conference on Friday.
Makerspace YK will receive $731,727 for a three-year project, with an additional $154,900 provided by the GNWT.
“The funding will assist with a renovation of a commercial space into a collaborative space,” McLeod said. “Makerspace will provide access to industrial equipment and a tool-lending library. This will support skill development, job creation and innovative new businesses in Yellowknife.”
Kat McGurk, president of Makerspace YK said she’s very grateful for the assistance from CanNor.