Child Care Expansion Fund Program

Early learning and child care services have continued to adapt to meet the evolving needs of Manitoba families as part of the provincial COVID-19 response. As part of Phase 4 Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, early learning and child care programming remains essential in supporting the provincial economy, as it enables families to return to work, continue education, or seek new employment.  The province is partnering with the Manitoba Chambers and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to administer the program.

Four new one-time start-up grants are available as part of the Child Care Expansion Fund programming:

To Apply:

Click on the program you wish to apply for to view details including eligibility, licensing information, available funding, business plan template and application form. Applications are submitted online.


For more information on the application process, contact:

Early Learning and Child Care Program
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 204-945-0776
Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754
Fax: 204-948-2625
TTY: 204-945-3724
​Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m