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City Partnership Receives Child Care Planning GrantCity of Nanaimo
NANAIMO - The City of Nanaimo has partnered with the District of Lantzville, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo to undertake a study of child care needs in our community.
The partnership has received a $125,000 grant from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to assess existing child care spaces in our communities, identify how many child care spaces are currently needed, and estimate how many will likely be needed in coming years. The study includes School Districts 68 and 69, as well as First Nations communities adjacent to the partnering local governments.
The end goal of the project is to create an action plan for each of these jurisdictions that provides a strategic, coordinated approach to increasing access to affordable, quality early learning and child care options. The resulting plan will identify the short, medium and long term actions necessary to support the development of additional community-supported child care spaces.
The funding comes from the Community Child Care Planning Program; a $3-million partnership between the Province and UBCM that began in September 2018.
Strategic Link: Supports the key themes of Livability and Economic Health.
- The City of Nanaimo has partnered with neighbouring local governments to receive a $125,000 Child Care Planning Grant from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.
- The project will create a strategic, coordinated approach to increasing access to affordable and appropriate child care through the creation of new child care spaces in our community.
- This local study is a part of the Community Child Care Planning Program, which is funding studies across the province as a part of a $3-million partnership between the Province and UBCM.
Manager, Community & Cultural Planning
City of Nanaimo