Child Care Licensing

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Care is defined as supervision that is provided to a child through a prescribed program.

Categories of care includes:

Licensing Officers inspect, license and monitor over 1,000 licensed child care facilities in the Island Health region.They conduct regular routine inspections and at each inspection they leave an inspection report outlining the licensees’ compliance with the requirements of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Child Care Licensing Regulations and the Director of Licensing Standards of Practice. For more information about an inspection visit the Inspection and Investigation Reports website.

Individuals providing care to more than two persons, not related to them are required to be licensed, and must provide care in a licensed community care facility

Filing a Complaint
Child Care Inspection Checklist
Director of Licensing Standards of Practice

Contact your local Licensing Office

Child Care News

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Winter 2018
Spring 2017
Spring 2016
Fall 2016

Submitting Reportable Incidents Online

As of June 1, 2015, our electronic incident report form is live and available for use by licensed Residential Care facilities across the island to submit their reportable incidents to Licensing. 

If you submit your reportable incidents to Licensing electronically, please print out a copy for your own records and a copy to send to your funding body (if applicable).  When you hit submit, the electronic incident report form is sent to Licensing only.  If you have submitted an electronic incident report form, you do not have to send a hard copy of the form to Licensing.

Access the electronic Incident Reporting form.
How to use the e-Incident Form
Electronic Incident Form FAQs

Emergency Preparedness Information

Introduction to the Disaster Plan
52 Weeks to Emergency Preparedness
All Hazard Emergency Preparedness Workbook 
Staff Self Education
Self Education Test
Disaster Plan Template
Emergency Quick Reference
Grab and Go Bags

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Island Health is pleased to announce a new service delivery model for Port Alice, based on recent conversations with the Village Council, Port Alice Health Forum and community members.

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