The City of Richmond was honoured with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development's Child Care Award of Excellence this year - making it one of only two city governments to receive the award.
It recognizes superior contributions made by child-care professionals, innovative individuals, organizations and local governments who support child-care initiatives in their communities.
"We are especially pleased to receive this recognition for such an important city priority," says Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. "Cities can positively impact the planning of child care, and Richmond employees from several departments continue working together with community members to achieve this. We have an active Child Care Advisory Committee, a Child Care Development Policy and statutory reserve fund, as well as city-owned child care facilities."