It is not news that Jubilee supports day care and after school care organizations. We have a long list of similar organizations we have assisted to complete renovations, and buy materials to open a new site or expand the number of spots in an existing location.
The Ryerson School Age Centre project is a little different. Ryerson was approached by the Manitoba Eastern Star Chalet 55+ Independent Living Centre with the idea of opening a centre at their facility on Grant Avenue in Winnipeg. The idea of co-locating a child care facility inside a seniors’ facility is not new, but is still a concept that makes sense to many.
With renovations complete, the Ryerson Centre now cares for 48 children. The building tenants feel there is great value added to their facility and their lives by having children on the property and no doubt, the children benefit from increased interaction with the seniors.