$10 child care agreement comes to Alberta
November 15, 2021
YMCA of Northern Alberta is proud to announce that, this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Jason Kenney reached a historic agreement to implement $10-a-day child care for families across Alberta within the next five years. Additionally, the Prime Minister announced that by the end of next year, child care fees will be halved for Albertans with the introduction of 42,000 new Early Learning and Child Care spaces across the province.
Delivering the announcement from the Boyle Street Plaza & YMCA Shirley Stollery Child Care in Edmonton, the Prime Minister and Premier were joined by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland; Families, Children and Social Development Minister, Karina Gould; and the Alberta Children’s Services Minister, Rebecca Schulz.
The announcement furthers the federal government’s plan to invest $30 billion over five years to cut child care prices across Canada to an average of $10 per day as outlined in the 2021 federal budget.
As a charity dedicated to families across central and northern Alberta, the YMCA is a strong and vocal advocate for accessible, affordable and quality child care for all. Today’s agreement provides life-changing assistance for Albertans in need of child care services, giving families the opportunity they need to thrive.
While details regarding the agreement are still emerging, YMCA of Northern Alberta is excited to see action from the provincial and federal governments that will help us rebuild our communities.
If you would like more information about YMCA Child Care and the opportunities that this Government investment will have on child care availability and services, including how you can register in YMCA Child Care, please complete the form below.