9.2 Canada will make existing early learning and child care agreements with all provinces and territories, including all amendments, available to the public by publishing them on a Government of Canada website. Grants will provide capital funding of up to $1 million per project and will be made available to non-profit organizations or municipalities that would be encouraged to implement child care in or near public sector institutions such as universities, hospitals, schools or higher education institutions. Recipients of capital assistance may also receive additional operating costs to enable them to provide low-cost child care in BC (see Priority 2). In British Columbia, the Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) is responsible for child care and early childhood development programs and strategies. Child care in BC is governed by the Child Care Act, the Child Care Subsidies Act and the Child Care Assistance Regulations. The CFD supports licensed child care providers with respect to the costs of implementing high-quality child care programs, provides funding for the creation of new licensed child care facilities, and assists low-income parents with access to child care. Governments will work to achieve the shared long-term vision of the framework in which all children across Canada can benefit from the enriching environment of quality early learning and early childhood assistance. They are committed to improving the quality, accessibility, accessibility, accessibility, flexibility and inclusion of early childhood education and child care, taking into account families most in need of child care. The CCPC was created in 1993 as part of the Child-Care BC Act to make recommendations to the Minister on child care under the Act and on child care benefits under the Child Care Allowance Act. The Child-Care BC Act stipulates that the Board is composed of at least 14 members and no more than 21 members. Members are selected to represent the regional and sectoral interests of parents, children, facilitators and communities.
Currently, 21 board members represent the following interest groups: child care, Aboriginal people, education, economics and law, non-profit and child development. Earlier in the day, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Family, Children and Social Development, announced $83 million in federal assistance to the child care sector in British Columbia to ensure that safe and sufficient child care spaces are available to support the gradual return of parents to work. Until the end of the three-year contract, this funding is as follows: as of March 31, 2016, 1,840 children were waiting for inclusive child care: The Ministry of Child and Family Development has and will continue to work with the BC Francophone Affairs Program to explore early learning and child care opportunities for Francophone families and children. As part of this ELCC agreement with Canada, British Columbia aims to fund program areas that could be useful to Francophone communities. For example, French language communities or groups supporting French-language programming could apply for new capital grants and expanded funds for EEC training. BC will report on Francophones` access to priority initiatives in this area (for example. B access to the ECE training grant, access to inexpensive prototypes). It is likely that more children will benefit from it, as some of the children who will have access to low-cost child/child spaces in 2019/2020 will be different from those who will have access to these spaces in 2018/2019, as children are no longer in the care of infants and early childhood.