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Federal, Manitoba governments announce boost to child-care funding, wages

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Thompson, Sam
Publication Date: 
2 Jul 2024


Provincially funded child-care facilities in Manitoba will be getting a financial boost from the government in the months ahead.

Manitoba Early Childhood Learning Minister Nello Altomare and federal Families Minister Jenna Sudds made the joint announcement Tuesday that facilities will receive a five per cent bump in base operating grants.

That change comes alongside a 2.75 per cent increase to the wage grid for employees at those facilities, which came into effect Monday.

The boost to operating grants will be retroactively effective to April 1.


Tuesday’s announcement follows a similar one in May, in which the federal and provincial governments pledged an additional $10.9 million toward early childhood educators’ wages in 2024-25.