Child Care

Every family should be able to find child care for their kids.

We have heard from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, step-parents and guardians that having access to high quality, affordable child care makes a huge difference to their family.

Child care means parents can focus on jobs, training or education, knowing their children are safe and in good hands. Our commitment to child care is crucial to Manitoba families and crucial to Manitoba’s economy.

  • The last time Pallister’s Conservatives were in office, they made deep cuts to child care and brought in massive fee increases for parents. Now they’re calling to privatize child care—even though private child care fees are more than double what families pay now.

  • Our NDP government knows families need accessible AND affordable child care. That’s why we publicly fund almost 30,000 child care spaces to make sure we have the lowest regulated parent fees outside of Québec.

  • We’ve introduced a new five-year plan, which will fund 5,000 more child care spaces and invest $25 million to build at least 20 new or expanded child care centres. This will build on the 14,300 new child care spaces our government has created since 1999.

Together with child care professionals, teachers and parents, we are building a province where every family will have access to safe, affordable child care.

Every child should have a good start in life – and that shouldn’t depend on the size of your wallet.