WINNIPEG — A new learning and child care centre is planned for the Université de Saint-Boniface after funding commitments from the federal and provincial governments.
Ottawa is providing $2 million, while the province is investing $900,000. The university will cover the remaining costs of the $6.15 million project.
“Students, staff and the community will benefit greatly from this centre, knowing that quality services that promote the French language and culture will make it possible for 80 children to shape their French-Canadian identity from a young age and grow up in a Francophone environment in Manitoba,” said Gabor Csepregi, rector, Université de Saint Boniface.
The new one-storey, 7,800-square-foot building will provide services in French for 80 children, including 16 infants and 64 preschool children, whose parents study or work at the Université de Saint-Boniface or who live in the neighbouring Francophone community.
Nous investissons dans un nouveau centre de garde et d’apprentissage sur le campus de @ustboniface pour que 80 enfants puissent s’épanouir et apprendre en français toute la journée. Bravo à la communauté franco-manitobaine qui est si forte et si résiliente! ??? pic.twitter.com/o1OqGTSJVA
— Mélanie Joly (@melaniejoly) February 15, 2019