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Richmond invites feedback on draft 10-year Child Care Strategy

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:18 PDT, Thu July 4, 2024

The City of Richmond is developing a new 10-year Child Care Strategy and is inviting feedback until Sunday, Aug. 4.

The goal of the new strategy is to layout the city’s child care vision and inform future policy development, resources and initiatives pertaining to child care in Richmond

The Draft Child Care Strategy 2024-2034 identifies current and future needs and priorities for the Richmond community and provides strategic directions and recommended actions to address these over the next 10 years.

The city is inviting residents, parents, guardians, caregivers and child care providers to provide feedback on the draft strategy before the final strategy is presented to Council for consideration.

Here are the ways to share feedback:

  • In-person Focus Group for parents, guardians, caregivers: Tuesday, July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • In-person Focus Group for child care providers: Wednesday, July 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Online: visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca/ChildCare2024.

The focus groups require pre-registration by emailing ChildCare@richmond.ca, and locations will be provided at that time. The deadline for completing the survey online is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024.

This new Child Care Strategy will:

  • be the fifth Child Care Strategy undertaken by the city since 1995
  • replace the 2017-2022 Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategy
  • provide recommendations and actions for addressing child care needs in Richmond over the next 10 years
  • complement the existing 2021-2031 Richmond Child Care Action Plan, which was adopted to guide the city’s work in supporting the creation of child care spaces in Richmond over the next 10 years. 

For more information on how you can contribute to this important engagement opportunity visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca/ChildCare2024 or email ChildCare@richmond.ca

Should you require help completing the survey, or require a printed version, please email ChildCare@richmond.ca

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