Province of BC – Family and Social Supports COVID-19

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KidCareCanada shares this information with thanks to the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development.

The Province of BC is helping essential service workers find child care.

To support parents who are essential service workers during the response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Province is launching a new process.

This process will match parents, who are working on the front lines of B.C.’s COVID-19 response and have children up to five years of age, with child care in their communities.

Starting today, essential workers can fill out a new “parent” form to identify their need for urgent child care. Forms can be accessed by calling 1 888 338-6622 and selecting Option 4, or online:

Child Care Resource Referral (CCRR) centres in 38 communities will act as community-based hubs. The CCRRs (Child Care Resource and Referral Centres) will reach out to essential-service workers in their area who filled in the form to connect them with available licensed child care spaces.