Cornish Child Care Centre is located in the Winnipeg Regional Housing Authority apartment block at 25 Furby Street. It was established in 1986 and is run by an elected Board of Directors.
The centre has 35 clients, with the majority living in various Manitoba housing units in the neighbourhood. In 2004, Neighbourhood Alive approved a grant of $45,000 and The Winnipeg Foundation approved a grant of $17,000 to start construction on an addition. This was a great opportunity giving Cornish Child Care Centre eight more spaces for three month to two year old children. Prior to building the addition, they identified a great demand, as the present waiting lists contained more than 130 parents in the area needing this service.
The grant approved by Neighbourhood Alive and The Winnipeg Foundation would only cover sixty percent of the costs of the construction costs. Neighbourhoods Alive informed the Board that they would lose the grant if construction didn’t start before March 31, 2005, their year end.
Jubilee Fund was able to quickly put a package together and receive approval from the Credit Committee and Board of Directors. With the Jubilee Fund’s loan guarantee, Cornish Child Care was able to complete construction.