Vancouver resident Rory Richards, who began looking for daycare services for her twin daughters before they were born five years ago, says she has yet to find child care for her two girls — and told CBC she has paid upwards of $5,000 in daycare waitlist fees.
“It’s been a long and windy road in our search for child care,” Richards told CBC News.
She’s among many parents and advocates speaking out about waitlist fees, which they describe as a barrier to finding affordable care.
According to a 2019 Metro Vancouver survey, the region had an estimated 325,142 children under age 12 — and 60,620 child care spaces. This covered 18.6 per cent of children age
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