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Manitoba plans block funding of child welfare agencies, scrapping per-child payments

Manitoba is switching to "single envelope" or block funding of Child and Family Services authorities instead of making per-child payments, the province says. Under the new system, the four authorities that oversee Manitoba's Child and Family Services agencies will get a total of $435 million — which includes the federal children's special allowance — in 2019-20, Families Minister Heather Stefanson said.

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