The City of Parksville is excited partner 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 will fund 58 new childcare spaces and the Union of BC Municipalities will fund 33 spaces. There will be a total of 91 new childcare spaces for our region 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 will operate a portion of the Parksville Community Centre as childcare, youth and family programming, and will also manage bookings and community use of the Parksville Community Centre.