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Free child-care resources coming to Central Okanagan YMCAs

The Child Care Resource and Referral Program will be at YMCAs in Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country
The Y Play child-minding area at the Chilliwack YMCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

A free child-care resource program is coming to YMCA locations in communities across the Central Okanagan.

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC was selected to offer the Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR), which provides access to free toys, learning tools and educational materials to families.

The program, which is funded by the Province of British Columbia, will provide families with access to resources including including a toy and educational materials library, access to child care information and referrals.

“Our team is working diligently with the Ministry to expedite the delivery of services across Central Okanagan, and working to expand quality services and supports provided locally, including convenient pop-up and satellite locations,” said YMCA CEO, Allyson Graf.

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is a local charity, independently run from the other branches across Canada. All programs and services provided by the Y is funded by donors, partners and the government.

To learn more about the YMCA of Southern Interior BC and all of the services that it provides, visit or contact

Jacqueline Gelineau

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