The Government of Saskatchewan has now allocated nearly 600 of the 1,015 licensed child care centre spaces committed to through the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning Child Care Agreement. Signed earlier this year, the agreement provides Saskatchewan with nearly $41 million to improve early learning and child care over three years, including 1,500 licensed group and family child care home spaces.
Six outstanding Saskatchewan citizens have been selected to be invested with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province’s highest honour, during a ceremony in May.
Increased Funding For K-12 Education, HIV Drugs, Autism, Foster Families and CBOs
Targeted New Investments Include Universal HIV Drug Coverage, Individualized Autism Funding and Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program
Saskatchewan students will continue to receive high-quality learning and support services in schools as funding is increased in the Ministry of Education’s 2018-19 Budget.
The Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Corrections and Policing are moving forward with expansions to the remand initiative.
The 2018-19 Budget will provide full funding to the Protection and Response Team (PRT) launched last summer.
The Government of Saskatchewan is saving money following measures to reduce government vehicle costs. As a result, the 2018-19 Budget amount for government’s Central Vehicle Agency is reduced by more than $5.0 million.
Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations will invest more than $1.5 billion into infrastructure in 2018-19 while executive government ministries and agencies have more than $1.2 billion in capital investments outlined in the Saskatchewan Builds Capital Plan, a key component of this year’s budget.