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Child Care

About Child Care

The City of Richmond recognizes that child care is an important service for its residents, is an essential need for working parents, and supports parents who are pursuing their education. A key goal of the City’s commitment to child care is to promote the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive child care

Municipal Jurisdiction
The City of Richmond demonstrates its commitment to child care by partnering with other levels of government and the private and non-profit sectors to create child care spaces, and through the following initiatives:
PDF Document Child Care Development Policy

Provincial Jurisdiction
The Provincial Government is responsible for child care legislation, policy, facility licensing, fee subsidies to low-income families, and program support. For information on the child care subsidy, principles of child care in British Columbia, and guidelines for municipalities to support local child care needs, please visit the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Federal Jurisdiction
Education and child care fall primarily under provincial jurisdiction, and the federal role is limited largely to the transfer of funds to provincial and territorial governments for early childhood programs and services. The federal government also provides the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) to families with children under the age of 18 years old.


Coralys Cuthbert
Child Care Coordinator
Community Social Development

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