On Monday, February 12, 2018, directors of the 14 childcare centres from across Nunavik were in Kuujjuaq for the start of the community-based training program entitled Management of Childcare Centres. A total of 22 participants attended the first week of the program. The program will enable the centre directors to learn more about communication, leadership, their role as managers, and how to better express Inuit culture in a childcare centre setting.

The program is scheduled to take a little less than two years to complete with one week of training delivered every six weeks. Each one-week session will be organized in a different community. Successful participants at the end of the program will be granted a college-degree diploma.

The Management of Childcare Centres training program was developed by the CEGEP de Saint-Félicien with the support of many partners, including the Kativik Regional Government, the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, the Cree Nation Government, and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission.