The Yellowknife Playgroup Association has just been given a little bit of help from the Canada Post Community Foundation.
A total of $1.3 million in grants has been awarded this year to 101 organizations across the country. These grants, raised and distributed within each province and territory by the Canada Post Community Foundation, supports these organizations’ efforts to improve the lives of Canadian children and youth. The recipients include grassroots organizations from every province and territory. This year represents the first Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant
Among these recipients, the Yellowknife Playgroup Association was awarded $5,000 to help with the purchase of new play equipment. A cheque presentation took place on Thursday, November 17th at the Yellowknife Post Office on Franklin Avenue.
Rosalie Tarleton, the Treasurer of the Yellowknife Playgroup, shared her thoughts on receiving this donation.
“It’s just so great really. We have all these toys from a decade ago that now we replace with brand new, really engaging, educational play equipment for the young kids and families, and it’s just fantastic. The parents appreciate it, it’s exciting stuff they don’t have in their home. The kids, it’s like Christmas for them.”
She explained that Yellowknife’s two Playgroup locations have each recently aquired new play materials for the children to use.
All 2022 grant recipients are listed on the Canada Post Community Foundation website.