2,349 new regulated child care spaces are coming to Saskatchewan thanks to another round of funding from the federal and provincial governments. The Government of Saskatchewan announced this news in a release on November 11.

Elrose, Kindersley, Unity, and Wilkie were the west-central Saskatchewan communities included on the list. 

Community Organization name Number of spaces Type
Elrose Elrose ABC Family Centre 10 Expansion
Kindersley Kinder Kollege 50 Expansion
Unity Unity Community Daycare 50 Additional Site
Wilkie Wilkie 40 New Development

51 organizations in 41 communities are set to benefit from the funding. The money will help build new facilities, or add new spaces within their existing facilities. An application process will also look to fund nearly 400 additional spaces.

"Funding for the newly announced spaces has been allocated to 51 organizations in 41 communities that will either build new facilities or add new spaces within their existing facilities. The province will be looking to fund nearly 400 additional spaces through an application process."

The release also shared that Métis Nation-Saskatchewan is in the process of acquiring land in Saskatoon and Regina for 90-space child care centres. Read more about that here.

This money is courtesy of the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, a federal investment of nearly $1.1 billion over five years for child care in Saskatchewan. Since the official signing of the agreement in August 2021, there have been 5,751 new child care centre spaces allocated in Saskatchewan.

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