FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2020
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that the Department of Families, Children and Social Development announced that the Government of Alberta will receive $72 million of the $625 million in federal support for Canada’s childcare sector to help ensure that safe and sufficient childcare is available to support parents’ gradual return to work.
This funding is in addition to the $45 million Alberta is receiving through the 2020-21 Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Bilateral Agreement to support childcare programs and services for Alberta families.
This investment through the Safe Restart Agreement will help address the key priorities agreed upon by Canada’s First Ministers for the safe restart of Canada’s economy over the next six to eight months.