How to apply
Complete the application form on the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) portal. The portal has a number of resources to assist vendors in setting up a profile.
Supports are available after a vendor profile has been created on the APC portal. These include a line-by-line process document, as well as a mailbox link and phone line that can be used for specific questions.
For general inquiries or for help with accessing the Space Creation Grant application on the APC portal, call the toll-free Child Care Connect line at 1-884-666-5165.
Other child care spaces
New licensed family day home spaces
Children’s Services is looking to introduce funding categories for family day home space creation later in 2022.
New private spaces
In negotiating with the federal government, the Alberta government fought for a plan that reflects Alberta’s unique mixed-market child care system and includes private child care programs. The federal government agreed to include all existing private programs, but limited the number of new private spaces that could access funding under this agreement (maximum of 2,700 spaces).
- The allocation for 2,700 new private spaces this year is full. More private spaces will open in 2023.
Work is ongoing to create an expansion plan for future growth in the private child care sector. It is expected that new private operators will be able to participate under the agreement beginning early in 2023.
More information about space creation for private operators will be shared in the fall of 2022.
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