Key Statistics

Celebrating 10 years of inspirational accomplishments
Trained certified Handle with Care Facilitators 1300+
Accredited Handle with Care Master Trainers 25
Number of Canadian communities offering the program 200+
Number of families who received the program 3300+
Number of children affected by the program 7700+
  • Handle with Care programs have been offered in Canada for the past decade
  • Currently there are over 1250 trained Handle with Care Facilitators across Canada

  • About 40% of HWC Facilitators have an ECE background, many facilitators have training mental health, teaching, adult education and psychology

  • HWC has been offered in over 200 community sites across Canada

  • Since 2015, the HWC program was provided to over 2300 individuals and families across Canada

  • The majority of participants were recent immigrants and Indigenous individuals from across Canada

  • Currently, the delivery of the Handle with Care programs is supported by provincial/territorial funding in the Yukon, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick

  • Nova Scotia has received funding to train all ECE employed in day care centres

Provinces HWC program covers currently: 


Last Modified: 08-Nov-2019