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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Child Care

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
Applications are currently being accepted for these programs.

In order to better meet the child care needs of families, under Budget 2018, the Province of British Columbia announced expanded investment in the child care sector totalling $1 billion over three years. This includes $237 million to improve access to child care, including funding the creation of 22,000 new licensed child care spaces.

The Community Child Care Planning and Community Child Care Space Creation programs were announced in 2018 and initial intakes were completed.  A second round of intakes for both programs are now available.


2019 Community Child Care Space Creation Program

The Community Child Care Space Creation Program will provide funding to local governments to create new licensed child care spaces within their own facilities for children aged 0-5, with a focus on spaces for infants and toddlers.

November 2019 Intake
Applications are now being accepted for the second intake of the Community Child Care Space Creation program.  The application deadline is November 22, 2019.
January 2019 Intake
Applicants funded under the first intake should refer to the following program guide for requirements of funding and reporting.


2020 Community Child Care Planning Program

The Community Child Care Planning Program provides funding for local governments to engage in child care planning activities in order to develop a community child care space creation action plan.
Applications are now being accepted for the second intake of the Community Child Care Planning program.  The application deadline is January 31, 2020.


2019 Community Child Care Planning Program

Applicants funded under the 2019 program should refer to the following documents for requirements of funding and reporting.


Additional Information


Contact Information

For more information contact Local Government Program Services at (250) 952-9177 or lgps@ubcm.ca.
Contact Name: Local Government Program Services, Union of BC Municipalities
Contact Phone: (250) 952-9177
Contact Email: lgps@ubcm.ca
Subject Area(s): Social Planning and Development
Last Reviewed: September 24, 2019, 12:00 pm
Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
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