Make children and their well-being a city priority
When it comes to child poverty, BC is far from “the best place on earth,” it is one of the worst-performing provinces in Canada. During Mayor Larry Campbell’s term on council, the city committed to increase the number of daycare spaces by 15 percent and achieved the goal by ensuring the city, the school board and the park board were aligning their efforts and pushing in the same direction. One of the NPA council’s first decisions was to reduce daycare commitments for Southeast False Creek. A new council must make the well-being of the city’s children a priority through a renewed commitment to childcare and a systematic plan to support recreation, sport and the arts activities for children city-wide.