Winnipeg parents struggling to find daycare in the city will soon have access to 80 new child care spaces.
The facility inside ACCESS Winnipeg West, located at the Grace Hospital, will be operated by Horizons Children’s Centre when construction is completed in 2014.
“Affordable, high-quality child care is important to my family and many families across Manitoba. As parents, we want a safe, engaging environment where our children can learn and grow,” Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard said on Thursday.
Howard also announced the launch of consultations on the province’s next multi-year plan for expanding child care in Manitoba. This year, the province will spend $5 million to build and expand a number of child care centres across Manitoba. In addition to the new ACCESS Winnipeg West, six other major projects are under construction now and are expected to open early in the new year, creating more than 250 new spaces.