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Mar 27, 2012

The Saskatchewan budget was tabled March 21st, 2012.

Budget documents

Main budget website

Ministerial news releases and backgrounders:

Social services Child and Youth Agenda - News release / backgrounder
Education - News release / backgrounder

Support is also being provided for child care; $46 million in operating funding is provided this year, including an increase of $2 million to create 500 new child care spaces and $4 million for the capital costs related to those new spaces. The majority of these spaces will be placed in schools or post-secondary institutions to facilitate continuing education and improved outcomes for young people. $1.0 million in increased operating funding ($18.6 million total) to support the province's vulnerable three and four year-old early learners. Fifteen new pre-kindergarten programs will be developed. This initiative is also supported by $1.0 million in capital funding. This brings the total number of licensed child care spaces to approximately 13,240 and the total number of designated pre-kindergarten programs to 286.

Media articles

Chinook School Division pleased with Provincial budget
Southwest Booster, 25 Mar 12

Saskatchewan budget combines cuts, more spending
CBC News, 21 Mar 12

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