Child care services
Child care for 2013 Congress delegates is being offered through Kids & Company. With over 35 locations across Canada, Kids & Company is a recognized leader in the field. In addition to high-quality child care, they offer …
- Nutritious well-balanced meals and snacks
- No late fees; flexible attendance schedule
- Webcams which allows parents to the opportunity to ‘look in’ on their child throughout the day via a password protected website
Care will be offered for pre-school children from infant to six years of age.
7 days per week – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No surcharges for weekend care. Arrangements can be made beyond these hours upon special request.
$80 per Day (includes lunch and snacks)
$50 for morning and lunch or lunch and afternoon
Note: The initial sign-up fee is being waived for Congress delegates.
3500 Uptown Boulevard – Victoria, BC
Kids and Company is a 15-20 minute drive from UVic campus. It is also accessed by one direct bus (Route #26) that departs from campus on a regular basis. Congress is pleased to offer any delegates purchasing a $5 daily transit pass (unlimited service), complimentary bus access for up to four children (under the age of 19).
250-381-2212 or link to Kids & Company.
Log on to Kids & Company and select Congress 2013 from the pull down menu.
About child care at Congress
The Federation actively supports access and equity, particularly for Congress. We take active steps in areas where we can exercise full control. We offer students, retired and unwaged participants significantly reduced registration fees to encourage and facilitate their participation. Over the years there has been a growing diversification of delegates. We take our commitment to equity and diversity very seriously, and work diligently to ensure that delegates of all backgrounds can access services at Congress.
We recognize that access to childcare services in many parts of the country is a difficult proposition at the best of times. The Federation’s approach regarding childcare services at Congress is to work through the host university. Embedded in their own communities, host institutions are better positioned to assess service supply and evaluate appropriate possibilities. Facilities and services differ greatly in each community, and it is difficult to determine the demand in advance. In addition, the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and pre-teens are very different, which makes it all the more challenging for the host university to try to meet childcare preferences of Congress attendees.
Congress circumstances change every year. Providing real access to daycare services has been particularly challenging. Our Board will review our approach and policy about childcare. It will consider options and work to ensure there is clarity on this issue for the future.