March is Community Social Services Awareness Month! 

Community Social Services Awareness month is a province-wide effort to raise awareness about the vital role of community social services play in our communities – by taking the message out to communities across British Columbia!


$10/day childcare

BC has a childcare crisis - Families can't afford childcare 

Paying for childcare in BC is like having a second mortgage. Often, it's not worth going back to work. There is a solution: a community plan to cap childcare fees and improve early childhood education. It's time to invest in our kids.

We need $10/day childcare because...

  • Childcare costs $9000/year for a 2-year old; In Vancouver, it's $14,000
  • In BC, there is only one licensed childcare space for every five children
  • BC mothers have lowest labour participation rate in Canada
  • Young BC families are squeezed: both housing & childcare are unaffordable
  • $10/day childcare is key to ending childhood poverty in BC – the second worst in Canada

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B.C.'s Community Living Crisis 

The BC Community Living Action Group (BC-CLAG)—a unique coalition of self-advocates, families, support staff, and agencies—has been at the forefront of advocacy and action around the crisis in community living. We have placed community living at the front and centre of the province's political and social agenda.

There is a crisis facing adults with developmental disabilities in B.C. stemming from increased demand for services and supports coupled with static government funding for Community Living BC (CLBC).

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