Capital plan proposed investments

The capital plan for 2015-2018 ($1.085 billion) has been organized into nine program spending areas. Browse through each category to find out more about how the funding is distributed.

Overview

  1. Affordable housing: $125 million
  2. Childcare: $30 million
  3. Parks, open spaces, and recreation: $155 million
  4. Community facilities: $55 million
  5. Civic facilities: $35 million
  6. Transportation: $150 million
  7. Utilities: $325 million
  8. Equipment and technology: $115 million
  9. Emerging priorities: $95 million

2. Childcare (Proposed investment: $30 million)

Guiding principles

  • Maintain existing childcare facilities in acceptable condition
  • Increase the supply of childcare

Guiding initiatives

Current status of capital assets

Area What we have What we renewed
between 2005-2014
What we added
between 2005-2014
% in poor condition

Childcare for
0-4 year olds
(daycare and preschool)

  • 1,715 spaces in 49 City-owned buildings
  • 880 spaces in 27 non-City-owned buildings on City-owned land
  • 5,500 spaces provided by School Board, non-profit agencies, and private sector
  • Total of 8,100 spaces

365 spaces in buildings on City-owned land

2,200 additional licensed childcare spaces were created by the City, Vancouver School Board, and other providers

5% of City-owned buildings

Childcare for
5-12 year olds
(before and after school care)

  • 535 spaces in 12 City-owned buildings
  • 195 spaces in 4 non-City-owned buildings on City-owned land
  • 4,260 spaces provided by School Board, non-profit agencies, and private sector
  • Total of 4,990 spaces

98 spaces in City-owned buildings

1,200 additional licensed childcare spaces were created by the City, the Vancouver School Board, and other providers

No percentage available (City-owned spaces are typically multi-purpose rooms in community facilities)

 

What we propose investing for 2015-2018

Area City of today (renewal): $5 million City of tomorrow (new): $25 million

Childcare for
0-4 year olds
(daycare and preschool)

Renewal of  one or two City-owned childcare facilities for children 0-12 years old

Ongoing facility maintenance and renovations

Capital grants

  • Add 400 spaces for children aged 0-4 years old

City contribution: $50,000 per childcare space for children 0-4 years old

Note: We anticipate an additional 100 spaces delivered as in-kind Community Amenity Contributions for childcare for children 0-4 years old.

Childcare for
5-12 year olds
(before and after school care)

Renewal of one or two City-owned childcare facilities for children 0-12 years old

Ongoing facility maintenance and renovations

Capital grants

  • Add 500 spaces for children aged 5-12 years old

City contribution: $10,000 per childcare space for children 5-12 years old  in partnership with the Vancouver School Board and other community partners

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