Public feedback requested for future of child care in Greater Vernon area

October 24, 2019

The City of Vernon is currently developing a Community Child Care Space Action Plan through Greater Vernon Recreation Services to support families in our growing communities. Research has shown there is a growing shortage of quality child care that is affordable and convenient for families throughout British Columbia.

The Child Care Space Action Plan will provide guidance for community policies that support the creation and/or expansion of child care facilities over the next 10 years.

To assist with the creation of the Plan, Greater Vernon Recreation is completing a child care space assessment and is seeking input from anyone who lives or works in Vernon, Coldstream or the Regional District of North Okanagan that needs child care now or in the future. A brief survey can be found at The District of Coldstream is also participating in the data collection for this study.

Community members are also invited to attend an open house in November, which will include information on the child care space assessment and the Active Living Centre feasibility study.

Date:              November 24, 2019
Time:              9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:       Auditorium of the Vernon Recreation Centre

For more information:

Shayne Wright
Manager, Recreation Programs


Gabi Haas
GDH Solutions