Local MLA Bowinn Ma welcomes child care pilot project site in North Vancouver

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NORTH VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Bowinn Ma is welcoming a new child care investment at the North Shore Neighbourhood House Novaco Daycare in North Vancouver. Families will benefit from 12 funded child care spaces with fees capped at $200 per month or eliminated altogether.

The initiative is part of a B.C. government pilot project that will deliver $10-a-day (or less) child care to parents. Child care providers participating in the pilot will receive government funding to cover their operational and administrative costs, and in return, fees will be eliminated or capped at a maximum of $200 per month.

“For families on the North Shore, the burden of high child care fees in addition to soaring housing costs can be absolutely stifling,” said Ma. “Today’s announcement will change lives and marks an additional step towards a universal, affordable child care system in British Columbia that will benefit all families.”

The North Shore Neighbourhood House Novaco Daycare is just one of the 53 organizations across the province that will be participating in the pilot project. This funding is a part of the B.C. government’s $60 million Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.


For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018CFD0092-002172