Home Canada News NDP leader John Horgan visits new Penticton child care site

NDP leader John Horgan visits new Penticton child care site

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan visited the site of a new child care facility in Penticton on Saturday.

The new care centre will replace the Edmonton Avenue Centre at the Penticton Safety Village.

In partnership with the city, OneSky Community Resources will lead the design, construction and operation of the new building.

The new centre will add an additional 115 child care spaces in Penticton.

“For us it’s a no brainer, the pandemic has shown us it’s not a social policy but an economic policy,” said John Horgan, BC’s NDP leader.

“This project is so incredibly important for Penticton.”

Read more:
City of Penticton granted funding to build new facility to address child care crisis

Story continues below advertisement

Child care in the Okanagan has been a major issue for years — many within the industry have said a shortage in the labour force is the root of the problem.

Some waitlists, especially for infant-toddler programs, total two years and other operators have closed waitlists because they are already too long.

Horgan says if he is elected again — he will work to find a solution.

“We got to compensate appropriately, we got to train quickly, that means creating the spaces in our colleges and universities, and we need to build out our child care,” Horgan told Global News on Saturday.

“We have to find more spaces.”

Read more:
B.C. election 2020: NDP Leader John Horgan looks to make history in midst of pandemic

The city has received $2.9 million to build the new facility at the Penticton Safety Village — Penticton is one of the 35 communities that have received funding to construct new licensed child care spaces through the Childcare BC program.

The City of Penticton has said staff will be compiling data on child care shortages in the city and will present the findings to council in December.

Story continues below advertisement






B.C. election 2020: Liberals and NDP enter race for child care votes


B.C. election 2020: Liberals and NDP enter race for child care votes


© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.



News Source

NDP leader John Horgan visits new Penticton child care site
Pen Pusher Hackette
Pen Pusher Hackette is a content media organization that focuses on creating the most authentic content available on the internet. Apart from just writing the content for internet consumers, the organization also focuses on inventing the right marketing tool to help businesses target their potential consumers. From Entertainment to the knowledge-based information, we cover all aspects to connect with the billions of internet consumers.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Deadly day, lasting impact | CBC News

Every year on Oct. 22, former House of Commons security guard Maurice Montpetit makes a solemn pilgrimage to the National War Memorial before heading to...

Donald Trump Says NYC’s A ‘Ghost Town’ & ‘Totally Shut Down’ At Debate – Hollywood Life

New Yorkers lashed out on Twitter after Donald Trump said at the final presidential debate that NYC is now a ‘ghost town.’ They argued...

Appeals Court Says Uber and Lyft Must Treat California Drivers as Employees

OAKLAND, Calif. — Uber and Lyft must treat their California drivers as employees, providing them with the benefits and wages they are entitled to...

Calgary’s COVID-19 cases ‘are scary numbers’: Sampson – Calgary

Calgary’s chief emergency management officer is raising the alarm about the rise of cases of COVID-19 in the city.“I feel a little bit like...

Adele Shows Off Weight Loss In Purple Top On ‘SNL’ Promo – Hollywood Life

Adele’s ‘SNL’ hosting debut is just days away! The ’25’ singer looked smashing in a new promo as she showed off her 100 pound...