EACH DOLLAR INVESTED IN CHILD CARE BOOSTS BC'S ECONOMY MORE THAN FORESTRY, MINING OR FISHING 

$5.8bn boost to the economy

69,000 new jobs created

More women in the workforce

Drop the myth: We can afford child care


The benefits to child care are shared between the federal and provincial governments – that’s why Ottawa and BC need to work together to implement universal child care.

- Janet Austin, CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver

We’re in the midst of a child care crisis and families are struggling

The average cost in Vancouver is $1,400/month for children under three.

Only one in five children are guaranteed a spot.

After housing, child care is often the highest expense for families.