DDA was pleased to welcome Premier John Horgan, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart, Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen, Minister for Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and other dignitaries from Victoria, Vancouver City Hall, the Vancouver Parks Board and the child care community on Thursday, July 4 at our Creekside Child Development Centre.
In front of a small wall of cameras and reporters, the Premier and Mayor announced an investment of $33 million in Vancouver’s children and families to create 2,300 new child care spaces and work toward $10 per day fees.
A parent of a child at our Creekside centre, Kate Isaac, spoke about her great experiences at Creekside (including praise of our hardworking staff!), and the importance of child care in creating a sense of community and belonging in areas such as Olympic Village.
“The greatest endowment a city can give its citizens is community,” said Isaac.
See below for images from the special event!