The governments of Canada and Manitoba are allocating up to $70 million in capital funding for new child-care facilities, creating more than 1,200 new, regulated non-profit child-care spaces across the province with a focus on rural and First Nations communities.
The governments of Canada and Manitoba have extended the Canada-Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement, investing close to $98 million over four years to continue building and strengthening regulated child care services for children six years old and under.
Manitoba has expanded eligibility to its Child Care Subsidy Program, resulting in nearly half of regulated spaces being subsidized. This will reduce out-of-pocket parent fees for families with children in regulated child care by 30 per cent on average.
The Manitoba government has announced an agreement that will support an average of $10 a day for regulated child care spaces in the province in 2023, significantly reducing the price of child care for families.
The Manitoba government is extending financial support to protect families and early learning and child-care (ELCC) facilities affected by the move to remote learning as part of the province’s public health measures, and is increasing the funding by $500,000 to bring the investment to $2.4 million.
The Manitoba government is investing $27.6 million to help provide child care to essential front-line workers who need it as they support the province’s COVID-19 response.
Families Minister Scott Fielding has announced the creation of up to 780 new licensed early learning and child-care spaces, supported by $22.8 million through the Canada-Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
Bob Lagassé, MLA for Dawson Trail, recently announced that the Manitoba Government has allocated funds for early learning and child care spaces in the Dawson Trail constituency.