Dec 12, 2022

On December 12, 2022 Colwood Council voted unanimously in favour of supporting 97 new child care spaces planned by Hulitan Family and Community Services on property provided by School District 62 at Colwood Elementary School on Sooke Road. The project will be managed by M’akola Development Services, a not-for-profit society that is helping to build affordable and sustainable vibrant and diverse communities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals and families across British Columbia.

Through this unique collaborative partnership supporting Hulitan Family and Community Services Society's request of fee reductions and grant contribution amounting to $311,667, the City will have the opportunity to assist in the creation of 97 new child care spaces within Colwood. This request represents approximately 9% of the total project costs and approximately 6.6% of the forecasted 2022 year end balance of the City's Community Amenities Reserve Fund.

The new facility will also provide the opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children to learn and grow alongside each other in a way that supports Colwood's continuing efforts toward reconciliation and deepening our relationships with Indigenous neighbours. 

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