Making Strides: Vancouver’s approach to childcare

What you need to know

Making Strides, Vancouver’s 10-year Childcare Strategy, aims to support access to a new universal system of early care and learning led by provincial and federal governments.

Vancouver’s Childcare Strategy focuses on:

  • Supporting Indigenous children and families
  • Ensuring equitable access to quality childcare
  • Supporting renewal and resilience in our childcare infrastructure

Childcare is an essential service, planned as part of complete neighbourhoods. City-facilitated childcare spaces are developed and supported through partnerships and a variety of funding tools, including development cost levies and community amenity contributions.

In partnership with all levels of government, community, non-profit, and business sectors, Vancouver is planning for accessible, affordable, and quality childcare and early learning opportunities – ensuring that children, families, and communities in our city can learn, work, and thrive.