WINNIPEG — A child care centre development tax credit introduced in the province’s budget earlier this year is being put into use in the Sage Creek area.
Qualico is the first company to take advantage of the credit, which the province is providing $740,000 to help create 74 new child-care spaces.
Construction on the non-profit centre at 215 Boulevard des Hivernants North is already underway.
“The new centre in southeast Winnipeg means more families will have access to quality child care closer to where they live or work,” said Families Minister Heather Stefanson.
“This will benefit Qualico employees and Sage Creek families, and serve as a model for other projects across Manitoba under the new tax credit.”
The centre will accommodate 16 infant and 58 preschool spaces, and feature an extended outdoor play area next to the Sage Creek nature trail.
Companies can now apply for the credit, which provides approved applicants $10,000 for each new licensed infant or preschool space created after March 12, 2018, and before 2021, claimable over five years.
The centre is Sage Creek is expected to open in spring 2019.
In Sage Creek this morning to announce @QCWinnipeg is the first corporation eligible for Manitoba’s new child care centre development tax credit. The centre will create 74 new child care spaces on this site in 2019. Read more: https://t.co/hEIDWJJpU5 #mbpoli pic.twitter.com/imrhEykNOv
— Heather Stefanson (@Min_Stefanson) November 5, 2018