Former Fire Hall to Act as New Child Care Centre

Explorer’s Children’s Centre, 1466 William Avenue (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A former Inkster fire hall will be used to provide more affordable child care spaces in Winnipeg.

The province announced Friday that 16 additional spaces will be created at Explorer’s Children’s Centre at 1466 William Ave. The annual funding of $73,000 will provide for four infants, seven preschoolers and five school-age children.

The Manitoba government has already contributed $270,000 for on-site renovations.

“Child-care centres play a crucial role in giving our children the best start possible,” Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard said. “That’s why I’m committed to continue building and expanding child-care centres and funding more high-quality, licensed, reliable child-care options for Manitoba families.”

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