More child care spaces are becoming available in Winnipeg, according to new data from Peg.
The organization says between 2009 and 2014, the number of child care spaces available per 100 children aged 0 to 12 in Winnipeg increased from 19 to 20.8. During the same period, spaces in Point Douglas increased from 12.2 to 12.8.
The downside is lower-income communities still have fewer licenses spaces per 100 children compared to the city as a whole.
In 2014, River Heights and St. James Assiniboia had the most spaces per 100 children, at 33.2 and 32.3 respectively, while the Inkster and Point Douglas communities had the fewest, at 13.6 and 12.8.
The indicator measures the supply of licensed child care spaces in Winnipeg, not the demand for child care spaces.
The data was compiled with statistics from Manitoba Family Services and the Manitoba Health Population Report. Peg is led by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and United Way of Winnipeg.
The complete report can be found at MyPeg.ca.