Ready-to-Move (RTM) Child Care Project

Manitoba's 2022/23 Action Plan under the Canada-Manitoba Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement allocates $70.7 million towards capital development of new regulated non-profit infant and preschool child care spaces in higher need communities.

Under the agreement, Manitoba is targeting the development of 23,000 new full time child care spaces by March 31, 2026, and capital grant funding is allocated to support the creation of 5,890 new child care spaces.

The RTM child care project offers a collaborative approach to construct a large number of child care facilities servicing infant and pre-school spaces within the province under expedited timelines and in areas with a demonstrated child care need. RTM construction technology allows the development of high-quality new facilities built under controlled conditions before they are moved to the final site and placed on a permanent foundation. Under the this initiative, RTM construction costs will be fully funded under the Canada-Manitoba Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement in exchange for land, servicing and free rent for the child care operator.

In November 2022, Manitoba announced the creation of nine new child care facilities across Manitoba. Communities selected in phase one, include:

  • Rural Municipality (RM) of Portage la Prairie/City of Portage la Prairie;
  • RM of Headingley;
  • RM of Macdonald;
  • Town of Stonewall;
  • RM of Ritchot;
  • RM of St. Clements;
  • RM of Morris;
  • RM of Whitemouth
  • Peguis First Nation.

 The Expression of Interest for phase two closed in December 2022 with a project expansion to create an additional 14 RTM facilities. Communities selected include:

  • Rural Municipality (RM) of Hanover,
  • RM of Tache,
  • RM of MacDonald,
  • RM of Rockwood,
  • RM of Sifton
  • RM of Ritchot,
  • RM of Argyle/Baldur,
  • RM of Brokenhead
  • Morris
  • Melita
  • Dauphin
  • Morden
  • Lake St. Martin First Nation
  • Norway House Cree Nation

View previous RTM Child Care Centre Projects in Manitoba:

Happy Rock Children's Centre Inc.

Roblin Children's Centre Inc.

Russell's Lots-A-Tots


Early Learning and Child Care Program 210-114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4


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