VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Claire Trevena welcomes new child care funding for the North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society, and the ‘Namgis First Nation in Port Hardy as a part of the B.C. government’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.
“Every parent wants the best possible care for their child, however many families with children that require specialized care are struggling to find affordable, quality child care.” said Trevena. “This investment will help families in Port Hardy access inclusive care, and will allow Indigenous children with extra support needs to access culturally appropriate care in their community.”
The North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society and the ‘Namgis First Nation 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.
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