On Monday, May 31, 2021, the Manitoba government announced that they will be spending an additional $500,000 to offset the losses that the child-care sector is suffering due to remote learning.
“Service providers have told us the extension of remote learning will result in increased financial pressures due to the loss of parent fees and we are pleased to provide this protection,” said Families Minister Rochelle Squires.
According to the minister the move to remote learning has affected about 10,890 child-care spaces in the province.
The additional funding is on top of $1.9 million in funding the province committed to earlier this month to support and protect families and early learning and child-care facilities as schools moved to remote learning in Brandon and Winnipeg.
Licensed child-care centres and homes will be able to apply for the additional funding support to offset their losses of parent fees for kindergarten and school-aged children.
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