Keeping Families in Victoria

HELPING FAMILIES SUCCEED VICTORIA

The 0% vacancy rate for family-sized housing in Victoria makes starting a young family here a daunting prospect. These families need action on the housing crisis, but also other supports to help them succeed.

NEW CHILDCARE PLACEMENTS

Seize the once-in-a-generation opportunity childcare funding opportunity form the province to work with local childcare businesses and non-profits to create hundreds of new child care spaces.

FREE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR EVERY CHILD

Ensure that every child in Victoria has access to intro-level swimming lessons for free.

CONNECTING SCHOOLS WITH LOCAL GARDENS

Support and grow School District nutrition programs to source produce from local gardens and involve children in school garden projects, through the use of grants and City land.  

EXPANDING NEIGHBOURHOOD MEAL PROGRAMS

Encourage neighbourhood meal programs and good food boxes with ambitious local food targets through further partnership between neighbourhood houses, community centres and school districts. The example of Fernwood NRG shows that by working together, we can make a difference in addressing food security and providing dignified access to healthy, fresh food for all residents.

MORE PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKLETS

Support the creation of new playgrounds and parklets, especially in neighbourhoods that have a shortage of outdoor playspace.

FREE ACCESS TO SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Invest in sports equipment libraries to ensure children can take part in sport and outdoor activity regardless of their parent’s incomes.

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