The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released their sixth annual report that provides a snapshot of the median child care fees parents pay in 37 cities across Canada for full-time licensed child care of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. Though child care fees remain unaffordable across the country, policy initiatives clearly make a difference. Yet by and large, these initiatives do not achieve the goal of providing access to sustained, affordable and high quality child care for a substantial number of families.
One of the measures in the report is the monthly median fees for preschool-aged care. Five Quebec cities came in with the lowest median fees at $179, where the most expensive city was Iqaluit, Nunavut, at $1,213. BC cities were near the middle of the pack; Kelowna ($810), Burnaby ($850), Surrey ($850), Vancouver ($954), and Richmond ($955).
Learn more through this Vancouver Sun article.