Tla’amin Nation parents receive support for 151 new child care spaces

January 13, 2021
Families in the Tla’amin Nation will have access to 151 new licensed child care spaces, thanks to support from the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. The Tla’amin Nation will be able to create two new child care centres for children up to the age of 12: the Tla’amin Child Development Resource Centre, which will offer 75 spaces, and a fieldhouse that will offer 76 spaces. Both are expected to open in December 2021. “The expanded Child Development Resource Centre will add much-needed child care spaces, outdoor nature-based play areas and a family drop-in centre,” said Losa Luaifoa, executive councillor for the Community Services House Post Leader of Tla’amin Nation. “The new youth-focused project will be part of an integrated cultural facility where young people can harvest, cook and enjoy traditional foods; practice music and dance; learn language; and engage in sports, workouts and other outdoor activities.” Nation Talk (BC)