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Day Care Fast Facts


  • The University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA) has operated a daycare to meet the needs of students, staff and the surrounding community for nearly 30 years

  • In 2006 a task force struck by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy recommended construction of a new daycare facility on campus to replace the aging MacNamara site and to meet the growing demand for daycare spaces (265 children on wait list in 2006)
  • The UWSA Day Care is used as a practicum site for training students in Early Childhood programs from St. Boniface College, Red River College and UWinnipeg students enrolled in Education, Psychology and Developmental Studies 

  • Construction of the new daycare was a joint partnership between The University of Winnipeg and UWSA. It cost just under $2.5 million, funded through a Government of Manitoba grant ($400,000), UWSA ($1.1 million) and the University ($1.1 million)
  • The new daycare is located next door to the new McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life 

  • Student Residence, allowing for a holistic approach to meeting family needs in one location


  • 10,300 square feet
  • UWSA Day Care accommodates 12 infants/toddlers and 84 pre-school children
  • The facility includes a green, natural, fenced outdoor play area for children
  • The UWSA day care population comes from: 50% students; 25% community; 25% faculty and staff. 

  • Standard provincial fees apply. Low-income students are eligible for subsidy through the Manitoba Child Care program 

  • In November 2011, the building achieved Silver LEED Status from the Canadian Green Building Council