Parents, don't let the B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit trick you
This is insulting. The provincial government’s B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit, introduced this year, is starting to be sent out.
As the enclosed info slip states, the maximum amount for each child under six is $55 per month. With the average full-time rate for a toddler in licensed group care in Vancouver being $1,302 in 2014
, one day of care would cost $65—meaning this benefit will not cover even a single day of daycare
. (The average full-time rate for a toddler in licensed family child care in Vancouver in 2013 was $1,063 per month, or $53—yay, one day would be covered!)
Advocates in this province have been calling for a rate of $10 a day
, and the federal NDP has included $15-a-day daycare in its platform
The provincial government’s true intentions about families and education are belied by its actions. Once you do the math, you won’t fall for their marketing.