1620
Children aged 0-14 in Nelson
20%
Of food bank visitors in 2013 were children
2000
Clients served by Kootenay Kids every year
$9000/yr
Average cost of childcare for a 2 year old in BC

RAISING ISSUES

One of the things that draws people to Nelson is that it’s a great place to raise children. Early year development is a key time in children’s growth, but the high cost of childcare and activities can make accessing services and facilities unaffordable for many individuals and families within the city. This is especially true for single parent families, where childcare is an essential part of being able to continue working. What can we do within the city and beyond to support parents and ensure we provide our children with the best future possible?

STORIES TO INSPIRE

KOOTENAY KIDS

Kootenay Kids are a community-based non-profit offering a variety of programs and services to children and their parents in Nelson. From playgroups to prenatal classes, first nations support to pediatric services, they aim to provide help parents give their children the best start in life that they can.

HOW DOES THIS ISSUE IMPACT YOUR LIFE?