Child care

Sask Government Accepts 7 of 8 Recommendations from Child Advocate

Apr 4, 2023 | 2:21pm

Saskatchewan’s Child Advocate is calling for changes to the “Person of Sufficient Interest Program”, and its impact on the children in the program. PSI is used when a child is removed from a parent, or parents for various reasons. The idea is to place the child with a close relative to make it easier on […]

Saskatchewan to see $10-a-day child care in April

Mar 6, 2023 | 10:32am

The Government of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced that parent fees for regulated child care in the province are set to be reduced to $10 a day starting on April 1 of this year. The Land of the Living Skies becomes one of the first Canadian provinces to achieve the milestone of joining Nunavut and […]

Feds, province come together to develop more child care spaces

Nov 17, 2022 | 1:37pm

The provincial and federal governments are coming together to invest 28.9 million to develop 2,197 child care spaces in regulated care centres across the province. A media release from the province stated that “of the 2,197 newly funded spaces, 1,599 spaces have been allocated to specific organizations who will either build new facilities or add […]

Federal and Provincial Governments announce 601 new child care spaces in Saskatchewan

Dec 6, 2021 | 10:35am

Ottawa and the Saskatchewan government announced Monday morning the allocation of 601 new child care spaces spread across 20 communities. 601 new regulated child care spaces are coming to Saskatchewan! These new spaces have been allocated to communities where there is a high need for childcare and to organizations that are ready to move forward […]

Significant reduction in early-years child care for Saskatchewan families

Nov 19, 2021 | 10:29am

The provincial government is allotting funds to make child care more affordable for families with children ages zero to five. The funding will be provided to licensed facilities to reduce parents’ out-of-pocket child care fees by an average of half. The move is retroactive to July 1st of this year. This is the first step […]

NDP calls for daycare workers to be on vaccination priority list

May 4, 2021 | 2:41pm

The NDP is pushing the Saskatchewan government to expand the list of workers receiving priority for early vaccination against the coronavirus. Opposition education critic Carla Beck wants all early childhood and daycare workers on the vaccine priority list. She says these essential workers should be on the list immediately. Education minister Dustin Duncan says the […]

Sask. Party, NDP dispute over child care commitments in province

Apr 21, 2021 | 7:36am

The Saskatchewan NDP’s economy and jobs critic wants the Saskatchewan government to step up its support for child care in the province. During Tuesday’s question period session at the Saskatchewan legislature, Aleana Young called on the Saskatchewan Party government to create new child care spaces and help lower fees to assist women and men to […]

Liberals extend COVID-19 aid in new budget

Apr 19, 2021 | 2:57pm

The federal Liberals have introduced its first budget in more than two years, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has delivered a plan that sees more than $100 million in new spending over the next three years amid record-smashing deficits.  It is what the government says is a plan to finish the fight against COVID-19,  and ensure a […]

Nearly $19m allocated to licensed Sask. child care centres and homes

Mar 4, 2021 | 10:28am

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that $18.9 million in federal restart funds will be allocated to licensed child care centres and homes in the province. The funding is meant to target support facilities financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are also aimed at helping facilities remain open, take additional safety precautions and support […]