Province Launches $12M After School Network

By Tyler Sutherland

Kevin Chief
Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Manitoba government launched its After School Network on Friday, providing a look at the more than 40 organizations that offer after-school programming to the province’s children and young people.

Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief announced the network during a news conference, saying it’s about bringing community-based organizations together that provide activities for children and youth aged six to 18.

“The After School Network gives these organizations the opportunity to work together to strengthen after-school programs and shows our commitment as a government to investing in them and working collaboratively to help our province’s children and youth reach their fullest potential,” Chief said.

Organizations that provide positive activities are receiving a combined $12 million from the province to continue their programming.

The After School Network will hold a similar launch event in Thompson on March 19 and 20 for youthserving organizations from northern Manitoba.