This evening, the Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care, met with Local 1936 members from Hastings Community Association and Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, as well as a local community parent, to discuss childcare in BC.
“You’re educators, not baby-sitters”, Minister Chen said to the group, after speaking briefly about the resources and support that the Provincial Government are investing in to the Early Care and Learning sector.
While a lot of press has been given to the $1/hr pay increase to ECE workers, there are other supports available to other workers in the sector. For more information for workers, parents, or providers, please visit the government’s Childcare BC website.
Other resources that Minister Chen had for the members in attendance, addressing the Government’s three pillars of affordability, accessibility, and quality child care, can be found below.
Local 1936 is also proud to represent at one of the Provincial Government’s new “prototype” low-cost spaces at existing child care facilities across B.C.