Childcare and before and after school care in Victoria is at a crisis point. Multiple centres have closed their doors and waitlists are full.

Some parents have lost employment, others are driving their children out of the region to find reliable care.  Small business and employers are unable to attract and keep workers. Parents and grandparents are worried about finding safe, secure care for their children.

We need action. We need a plan.

The city of Victoria needs to be ready to access resources from the provincial government and build more childcare for the families of Victoria.  We need to revisit zoning requirements, playground standards, work with the School Board, and build a strategy for ensuring space for childcare in our neighbourhoods.

We, the undersigned, ask Victoria City Council to develop a city-wide childcare action plan to ensure that families have safe, reliable, and affordable childcare in their communities. 

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