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Alberta to get $ 3.8B child care federal funding

BY The Canadian Press, Nov 15, 2021 11:02 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Alberta will receive 3.8-billion dollars in federal funding over the next five years after signing onto the federal government's universal child-care program.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the program will make a huge difference in the lives of families in the province but also in Canada's economic recovery.

Under the deal, fees in licenced child-care facilities are to be cut in half next year and fall to 10-dollars a day, on average, within five years.

Choice of child care had been a sticking point in negotiations and Premier Jason Kenny says he will make subsidies eligible for all

types of licensed child-care facilities up to kindergarten.

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