Start a childcare co-operative in Saskatchewan
Does your community need more childcare spaces? Childcare co-operatives are a well-established way for parents, community members, economic development officers, and municipal and business leaders to work together to create licensed childcare spaces. The federal government has set a goal to provide $10/day daycare by 2025-26, and offers funds for people who create childcare spaces to help them reach that goal. So, if you’re in western Canada, now is the time to start — and Co-operatives First can help.
The following government funding is available to build licensed childcare spaces:
- Space creation grants – $10,000 / space
- Start-up grants – $861 / space
- Operational grants – paid directly to the facility to support affordable childcare
To learn more, watch “Start a childcare co-op in Saskatchewan” webinar below. You’ll learn about current government targets for increased childcare spaces; how to secure government funding for a childcare co-op; the steps to starting a childcare co-op and who should be involved; and examples of rural childcare co-ops and how they got started.
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Downloadable guides for starting a childcare co-op in Saskatchewan
For Saskatchewan residents, we’ve devised workbooks to help guide you through the process of planning a childcare co-operative. Enter your information below to access these resources — and contact us at email@example.com or 306-382-4410 for more support to get your childcare co-op started!