More parents in the Kootenays will be able to return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities as the Province and the Trust invest in new, licensed child care spaces, about 50 of which are expected to open in the fall. The Province is supporting three projects to create 125 new licensed child care spaces in Trail, Fernie and Elkford. The Trust is a partner on projects in Trail and Elkford.
“Helping to ensure families can access safe and affordable child care where and when they need it is a priority for the trust, as informed by people living in the Columbia Basin,” said Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO, Columbia Basin Trust. “These new spaces will be a welcome addition to assist families, caregivers and their support networks. We are happy to support this work alongside our community and provincial partners.”
Learn more about the Trust’s work in Affordable Housing.