How Vancouver, British Columbia expects to achieve and surpass its childcare goal of 1,000 new spaces in 3 years.

The City of Vancouver is three years into its four-year plan to create 1,000 childcare spaces, and says it’s on track to surpass its target.

In the last three years, the city says it has achieved 98 per cent of its target to create 1,000 new childcare spaces across the city.

It opened 78 new spots last year and another 200 will open in 2018 in Marpole, Kitsilano and downtown.

Parents like Candace Li say it’s good news but not good enough considering the waiting lists and demand.

“I put my child on the waiting list since I was three months pregnant and they didn’t get in there until after [they were] one years old,” Li said.

“So I waited almost like two years to get into the childcare.”

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