Canada, MB announce $180M investment into childcare


The Government of Canada and Government of Manitoba have announced a $180M investment into childcare at postsecondary institutions and public schools across the province. Assiniboine Community College, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Red River College Polytechnic, University College of the North, the Université de Saint-Boniface, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg will receive funding for childcare space expansion projects that will result in a combined 746 daycare spaces. ACC, MITT, RRC Polytech, UCN, USB, and UWinnipeg also have been approved for learning labs, where early childhood education students will have the opportunity to gain practical learning experiences. “This project will make a real difference for families seeking higher education and help them as they complete their studies,” said MB Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko.

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