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 include:

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
 

Director of Licensing Standards of Practice

Child Care Inspection Checklist
Director of Licensing Standards of Practice 
Water Safety 
Contact your local Licensing Office

Child Care Newsletter

Winter 2021
Fall 2020
Spring 2020

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 magazine spring 2021 features articles on COVID-19 including a look back at the past year. Also included are articles on the health benefits of spending time in nature, memory loss and aging, and a moving article about one family’s journey with hospice care.

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