Applications are now being accepted to access the $50 million the provincial government is making available for more child-care spaces in Alberta.  

The funding is for non-profit groups interested in creating new child-care spaces and who want to provide childcare in a licensed program in Alberta.  

Matt Jones, Minister of Children’s Services says, “Affordable, high-quality childcare is an important part of our economic recovery. This funding will help parents go back to school or work with the knowledge that their kids are safe, happy, and learning. We’re working with provincial partners, communities, and child-care operators to create new child-care spaces across the province, especially in rural and remote areas.” 

The money is being invested to increase childcare spaces, especially in rural and remote areas that have very limited or no licensed childcare. As well as in communities there is a high demand but little service. 

The funds are coming from the agreement in which $3.8 billion was provided by the federal government in November of 2021.  

Applications can be accessed here.