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Free child care for young parents builds brighter futures for families

More young parents in B.C. can now access free child care while they finish high school, announced federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos, B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen.

“For children across Canada, including here in British Columbia, access to high quality, flexible child care allows their parents the ability to enter the workforce or finish school,” said Duclos. “This is an important part of our commitment to supporting middle class Canadians and those working hard to join it and ensuring Canadian children get the best possible start in life.”

The Province is investing an additional $3 million over the next three years – on top of its annual funding of $1.6 million – to boost the monthly subsidy amount available to eligible young parents to up to $1,500 a month per child.

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