Manitoba Government Supporting High-Quality, Affordable Child Care for Families through Grant Funding to 34 Facilities

News from Broadway
[April 11, 2024]

The Manitoba government has invested over $375,000 in capacity and programming improvement grants to support high-quality affordable child-care services in 34 facilities across the province, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Nello Altomare announced today.

“We’re committed to supporting child-care facilities to provide the best possible care for our children, while helping them learn and keeping them safe,” said Altomare. “These grants help child-care facilities with everything from repairs to new programs for children, to training opportunities for staff.”

The Child Care Sustainability Trust provides one-time grant funding to improve overall capacity, conduct repairs or improve programming supports to licenced child-care centres through one-time grant funding for projects including:

  • building repair and maintenance projects to keep child-care centres healthy and safe;
  • innovative program enhancements to improve inclusivity and accessibility to indoor or outdoor spaces;
  • wellness programs and tools to support and promote positive mental health in children and among staff; and
  • professional development training to improve management skills, cultural competency or specialized training for children with special needs.

Grants were provided for qualifying projects of up to $25,000 for licensed child-care centres (including nursery schools), and $5,000 maximum for licenced home-based providers with priority given to facilities serving Indigenous, low-income, newcomer, francophone, and rural and northern communities, the minister noted.

For more information on the Child Care Sustainability Trust for child-care providers, visit:

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