Childcare is vital to life in our city. Childcare allows parents to work, receive education and training, and to participate in and contribute to their communities. Childcare helps to give children a good start in life, setting them up for thriving in schools and improved lifelong physical and mental health.
Licensing, funding, and subsidizing childcare is the role of the provincial government. In April 2018, the Province of British Columbia committed to the Childcare BC plan External web site, opens in new tab. We work with a variety of partners to ensure accessible, affordable, quality childcare is consistently delivered in coordination with residents’ needs.
What's happeningMaking Strides – Vancouver’s Childcare Strategy
In 2022, City Council adopted a new childcare strategy to plan for expanded childcare access as an essential component of the health and well-being of children and families.