REGINA — The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada are investing $28.9 million to develop up to 2,197 new child care spaces in regulated child care centres across the province.
Of the 2,197 newly funded spaces, 1,599 have been allocated to specific organizations who will either build new facilities or add new spaces within their existing facilities.
The remaining 598 spaces will be allocated to organizations later this year through an application process.
Funding for these spaces is provided through the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement 2021-26, signed in August 2021, which provides a federal investment of nearly $1.1 billion over five years for child care in Saskatchewan.
Regarding the application process, new centres looking to open are eligible to receive $10,000 per child care space for the capital development of their centres. The Ministry of Education encourages all interested communities and organizations to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and apply for funding.