$50M now available to create child-care spaces for non-profit facilities

Applications are open for $50 million in funding in 2022-23 for non-profit groups interested in creating new child-care spaces and providing child care in a licensed child-care program in Alberta.

The $50 million is being invested to increase the number of non-profit child-care spaces especially in communities with limited or no licensed child care, or in communities where there is a high demand for service.

This funding is provided through the Alberta Canada Early Learning and Child Care agreement. The made-in-Alberta agreement invests $3.8 billion of federal funding over five years to strengthen child care for families by improving access to quality child care and lowering fees for parents with children kindergarten-aged and younger who access licensed child care.

Applications can be made through the Alberta Purchasing Connection website.

Government Release

Child Care Website

Any questions can be sent to the Children's Services office at albertachildcarespacecreation@gov.ab.ca.