September 15, 2022
VANCOUVER — ABC Vancouver announced today that an ABC majority on Council would deliver 5,000 new childcare spaces over the first four years of an ABC-led City Hall.
“Today’s announcement to deliver 5,000 new childcare spaces will offer much-needed support for parents across Vancouver,” said ABC Councillor Lisa Dominato. “This plan we’re announcing today uses every tool at Council’s disposal to support and encourage the creation of a significant number of new childcare spaces.”
The ABC childcare plan includes pledges to harmonize childcare policy between municipal and Provincial governments, help childcare providers become compliant through the licensing process, make additional city land available for childcare facilities, and direct permit fees toward creating new spaces.
“At a time when many families across Vancouver are struggling to make ends meet, it’s important that we are focused on helping make life easier,” continued Dominato. “An investment in quality childcare is an investment in children, families, and the local economy.”
According to the Vancouver Sun, the City of Vancouver is currently facing a 17,000 childcare space shortfall.
“It’s important that we have enough childcare spaces to keep pace with the growing needs of families in our city,” continued Dominato. “Finding quality childcare is often one of the biggest and most stressful task families face; an ABC-led City Hall will work with the Provincial and Federal government to make this easier and secure additional resources.”
The plan also includes a commitment to work with an ABC majority on School Board to ensure that newly constructed schools in the City of Vancouver accommodate childcare facilities.
“Our city needs leadership that is focused on bringing people together to address the issues we see today,” concluded Dominato. “A collaborative approach will ensure that we can make meaningful progress on childcare.”
ABC Councillors met with the Minister of State for Childcare earlier this week at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention.
ABC 温哥华为 10 月 15 日的市政选举提名了 19 名候选人；沈观健(Ken Sim) 竞选市长； 周楠(Lenny Zhou)、裴智励(Peter Meiszner)、蒙瑞恩(Brian Montague)、麦嘉信(Mike Klassen) 和现任市议员容碧丽( Rebecca Bligh)、董丽莎(Lisa Dominato) 和 杨瑞兰(Sarah Kirby-Yung) 竞选市议员； Brennan Bastyovanszky、Laura Christensen(丽琴)、Angela Haer（安吉拉·海尔）、Marie-Claire Howard、Scott Jensen 和 Jas Virdi 竞选公园局委员； 钱育廷(Alfred Chien)、Preeti Fairdkot、Victoria Jung、李济富(Christopher Richardson) 和 张伯安(Josh Zhang) 竞选教育局的学务委员。
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