Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Feds, Indigenous Groups Agree on Spending Plans for $1.7 Billion for Child Care

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Feds, Indigenous Groups Agree on Spending Plans for $1.7 Billion for Child Care

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Feds pledge $1.7B for Indigenous child care

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OTTAWA - Three national Indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced on Monday.

The 10-year funding comes from a pot of $7 billion the federal Liberals had set aside for early learning and child care initiatives, with the remainder being given to provinces and territories.

Funding will slowly rise from about $500 million annually to $870 million by 2026 to fund daycare spaces in provinces and territories, as well as for Indigenous child care on and off reserve.

The Liberals are promising that dollars for Indigenous child care will start flowing to communities this fiscal year, which ends in March 2019. …

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