Statistics Canada reports that Manitoba has the third-highest proportion of families with two working parents at 70.7%. That is up significantly from 39.2% in 1976.
The shortage of child care is a real problem for young families. There is a licensed child care space for only 16.6% of Manitoba’s children ages 0 – 12 years. Over 11,000 children are registered on the province’s online wait list for a child care space.
The availability of child care benefits the economy, supports healthy child development, and helps parents balance work and family.
Posted by Jodie Kehl at 4:27 pm