Prince Rupert MLA Jennifer Rice welcomes new child care investments for two organizations

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is welcoming new child care funding for the Friendship House and North Coast Community Services in Prince Rupert as part of the B.C. government’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.

“All parents want the best for their kids, but for too long Prince Rupert families have struggled to find quality care for their children with extra support needs,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast. “This new funding will help ensure more families in Prince Rupert are able to access affordable, quality care for their kids.”

The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert and North Coast Community Services are two of the 83 organizations across the province that will be sharing $30 million in funding. The funding which will be allotted over the next three years is aimed at expanding and enhancing the province’s Supported Child Development and Aboriginal Supported Child Development programs for families with extra support needs.

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