Salt Spring Island Community Child Care Space Creation Program

Jun 01, 2020

Salt Spring Island, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) has received $832,725 in funding from the Province of BC to support the creation of child and infant care spaces on Salt Spring Island.

PARC previously received $214,000 in funding from the Province to support the construction of a purpose-built classroom to house recreation based pre-school program at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre, which is scheduled to open in September 2020.

This additional funding will be used to expand the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre to include a permanent 1,500 square foot multipurpose room. The new space will be available for a new or existing non-profit child care provider to occupy during weekdays and will be open to community groups and recreation programs in the evenings and weekends. It is scheduled to open in September 2021.

“We are excited to announce the creation of new child care spaces for the community as well as additional indoor spaces for community groups and recreation based service providers,” said Gary Holman, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director. “With a lack of indoor recreation facilities, these new spaces centrally located in Ganges will help promote community wellbeing, active living and provide new recreation programs and services for all ages.”

The Community Child Care Space Creation Program is funded by the Province of BC under the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. An interest list for the Licensed Pre-school and Licensed Day Care is available now. To sign up, please call 250.537.1402 or email

PARC is responsible for providing and maintaining community parks, trails water access points, facilities and provides recreation programs and services to the communities of Salt Spring Island.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington, Manager
Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation
Tel: 250.537.4448