The City of Parksville has partnered with the BGC Central Vancouver Island to create a vibrant child, youth and community-focused centre for Parksville and region located at 132 Jensen Avenue East.
In May 2021, the Province of BC announced the City was successfully awarded a grant for $2,034,829 to complete significant renovations to the Parksville Community Centre to facilitate the Parksville Child and Family Centre as well as community programming. Through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund, the province provides funding for 58 childcare spaces and the Union of BC Municipalities funds 33 spaces. There is a total of 91 childcare spaces with 37 spaces allocated for infants to school age and 54 spaces for school age children.
BGC Central Vancouver Island, through a lease and operating agreement with the City of Parksville operates a portion of the Parksville Community Centre as childcare, youth and family programming, and also manages bookings and community use of the Parksville Community Centre.