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Child Care Services Working Group

In 2009-2010 the Child Care Services Working Group developed a Child Care Plan for West Vancouver. Many of the objectives in the original plan have been accomplished. It is now time to review and update the plan so that it anticipates and addresses future needs.


The working group's purpose is to provide advice (e.g. information, options, analysis and recommendations) to Council regarding the development of a new 10-year District of West Vancouver Child Care Plan.

The Child Care Services Working Group’s terms of reference are based on the Working Group Guidelines which were prepared by the Community Engagement Committee in 2014.


After an orientation session, the working group will review its terms of reference and prepare an initial work plan. It will review existing information regarding the child care in West Vancouver and discuss the achievements of the current Child Care Plan (2010).

At the mid-point of the working group’s term, the working group will prepare an interim progress report to Council and review its terms of reference with the Community Engagement Committee to identify modifications in tasks and completion dates that may be indicated. Upon completion of its assignment, the working group will submit a report of its findings and recommendations to Council.


The term of the working group is one year or until the work is completed, whichever is earlier.

March 2017 to March 2018. 

Council Members

Councillor Gambioli

Citizen Members

Yilu Chen, Polly Evenden, Lesley McRae, Dani Renouf, Caroline Schier, Janos Stiasny and Claudia Zuniga-Blaney

Non-voting ex-officio members: Tunde Getaneh, North Shore Community Resources; Sandralynn Shortall, District Principal Early Learning, West Vancouver School District; Trustee Nicole Brown, West Vancouver School District; Lea Howard, Child and Family Hub Coordinator, District of West Vancouver; Glenda Burrows, Licensing Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

Staff Liaison 

Arleta Beckett, Community Services and  Community Development Manager



Terms of Reference

Working Group Guidelines



After suspending all committee, board and working group meetings in mid-March in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the District of West Vancouver is resuming meetings via electronic communications facilities.

Members of the public are able to attend committee meetings in person in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber. The public will be able to listen to, and provide input during electronic meetings.  For your health and safety, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols have been implemented. If you are not able to attend a meeting in-person, written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate to consider can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

2020 meetings

Jan. 29 Notice  

2019 Meetings

May 22 Notice  
Sept. 11 Notice