Northern YMCA Nets Dollars for New Child Care Spaces
Vanderhoof, B.C. – The YMCA of Northern B.C. is one of 45 licensed child care providers in BC to receive funding from the Province to create new licensed child care spaces.
The YMCA of Northern BC is receiving $75,525 to create eight infant and toddler spaces at the Vanderhoof Family Development Centre.
Child-care major capital funding supports non-profit and private child-care organizations to:
* Build a new child-care facility, including the cost of buying land or a building,
* Purchase and assemble a modular building and develop a site,
* Renovate an existing building,
* And/or buy eligible equipment (including playground equipment) and furnishings to support new child-care spaces in an existing facility.
In the case of the Vanderhoof project, the YMCA could apply for up to 80% of the project cost, with the applicant responsible for the balance.
The Province is now in the process of working with the successful proponents to establish project agreements that include the specific requirements providers have identified for each site, such as the need to lease or buy property, obtain local zoning permits and hire contractors to renovate the sites. Construction and renovations for the majority of the approved projects are expected to begin shortly.