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|Dear Friends, The pandemic has shone a light on something we’ve known for a long time – that access to affordable, inclusive child care is not only good social policy, it’s also vital to our economy.|
As the Minister of State for Child Care, I am honoured to have started the work since 2017. We have worked non-stop to pick up the pieces of a broken child care system. Our provincial government has invested more than $2.2 billion dollars, and last week more than $3 billion was added to further our hard work here in B.C.
We’ve established ourselves as a national leader in child care and we’re proud to be the first province to in Canada to sign an agreement to build a national child care system.
The joint provincial and federal efforts will bring universal, inclusive, accessible, and affordable child care sooner to families.✏️cut 50% average fees by Dec/22
✏️12,500 $10/day sites by Dec/22
✏️accelerate space creation
✏️implement wage grid
✏️build an inclusive, universal #ChildCareBC system!
By working together, we’re making $10-a-day child care a reality for more families.
The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, who often take on more child care responsibilities in families. By making child care more affordable and accessible, we’re allowing more women to make the choice to go back to work or go back to school to further their education. We’re building an inclusive, universal child care system — a new social program that will support our strong economic recovery, and benefit B.C. families for generations to come.
As always, if you have questions or need any assistance
Yours in care and community,