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Tell us about your child care needs

Temporary Emergency Child care for Essential Workers

Many licensed child care programs remain open to provide services in a safe manner for those who need it most. We can give you a referral  for children ages 0 to 12 years (including those with special needs) if you:  
✓  Are an essential worker   
✓  Live or work in Vancouver
✓  Have no appropriate alternatives

Complete this online form to receive an email with child care options likely to meet your needs.

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1. Would you like to read more about eligibility and priority?

This service is for essential service workers to request a referral to fee-based, licensed childcare for children aged infant to 12 years. For school age children, this includes before and after school care, or child care during the summer.

We have been directed by the Province of BC to prioritize placement for workers employed in health and health services, social services, law enforcement, first responders and emergency response.  
Child care providers may also enroll children of non-essential workers at their discretion.

Unfortunately, as available spaces are limited, receiving a referral does not guarantee a spot.