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BC Government 2019 budget and TogetherBC poverty reduction plan

The BC Government put forward a budget in February with significant impacts for families, and on March 18 released a poverty reduction plan, TogetherBC, which brings together a number of policy changes the provincial government have made since 2017 that are hoped will reduce overall poverty in the province by one-quarter and cut child poverty in half in the next five years.

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BC $10 a Day Childcare Pilot Project

Through the Province’s Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (ELCC) with the Government of Canada, the Province is in the process of converting around 2,500 licensed child care spaces – with a priority on infant and toddler spaces – into low-cost spaces at existing child care facilities across B.C. Parents with children in these prototype sites will pay no more than $200 a month per child for full-time enrolment during regular business hours, regardless of the care type. For some low-income families, child care could be free.

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MCFD: Re-Organization of B.C. Early Years Services

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is currently re-organizing the early years’ services that directly support children and families. For more information about the re-organization process and links to the Early Years Framework policy document, FAQs about the re-organization, the Early Years Professional Development pilot portal, and The Science of Early Child Development (SECD) resources, click here.

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GovernmentNelli Agbulos