VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Scott Fraser, welcomes new child care funding for the Port Alberni Association for Community Living and the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council as a part of the B.C. government’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.
“Too many families in Port Alberni are struggling to find quality, affordable childcare — particularly if their children require specialized care,” said Fraser. “With this funding, we are helping child care operators increase their capacity so that they can better provide the specialized care that families so desperately need.”
“It has been a privilege to work with Scott Fraser and so many local community champions to make this important early childhood development initiative a reality for Port Alberni families,” said Gord Johns, Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni.
The Port Alberni Association for Community Living and the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council are two of 83 organizations across the province that will be sharing $30 million in funding over the next three years to expand and enhance their Supported Child Development and Aboriginal Supported Child Development programming for families with children with extra support needs.
For more information: http://news.gov.bc.ca/18343