SURREY – New Democrat MLAs Bruce Ralston and Jinny Sims say 452 new child care spaces announced for Surrey will benefit the entire community, helping parents return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities while their children are cared for.
“For far too long, families in Surrey have struggled to find affordable, quality child care,” said Bruce Ralston, MLA for Surrey-Whalley. “While the previous government failed to make meaningful investments in child care, we are committed to investing in child care in order to help families in Surrey thrive.”
Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama, says the New Democrat government’s meaningful investments in child care are an important part of the province’s COVID-19 economic recovery.
“In order to take part in the workforce, families need access to quality, affordable child care,” said Sims. “452 new child care spaces for Surrey mean up to 452 families will have the supports they need to pursue education or employment, and take part in our shared economic recovery.”
The announcement comes as part of a milestone in the New Democrat government’s Childcare BC plan, which has helped parents save up to $1,600 a month, per child, putting money back into the pockets of Surrey families through the Affordable Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative.
The New Democrat BC Government has been working hard to keep people safe and healthy, and will continue to work hard on a long-term recovery to build B.C. back stronger.