Local MLA Scott Fraser welcomes child care pilot projects in Port Alberni, Tofino, and Hornby Island

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Scott Fraser is welcoming an exciting initiative that will see child care fees eliminated or capped at $200 per month for 74 families in Port Alberni, Tofino and Hornby Island. The initiative is part of a B.C. government pilot project that will deliver $10-a-day (or less) child care to parents at 53 locations around the province, and is the next step towards a universal, affordable child care system.

Child care providers participating in the pilot project will receive government funding to cover costs, and in return, fees will be eliminated or capped at a maximum of $200 per month.

“These child care pilot projects are a meaningful step towards universal child care in B.C.,” said Scott Fraser. “I regularly hear from families in my constituency about the need for low-cost child care in their community. Our government is listening to what families need and delivering affordable, high-quality child care for their children.”

Baby Steps in Port Alberni, Grandma Marg’s Clubhouse in Tofino, and Hornby Island Daycare Society on Hornby Island are three of 53 organizations across the province that will be participating in the pilot project to deliver universal, affordable child care. 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