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Children and families

Child

Child care

On-campus child care

The University of Victoria offers high quality licensed child care on campus for children from birth through twelve years of age, including summer programs. Apply well in advance as demand exceeds availability for many programs. For more information, check out the UVic Child Care Services website.

Summer camps at UVic

A wide variety of high quality summer camps for children are offered at UVic.

Island Family Information website

The Island Family Info site provides up-to-date child care information for local families with children aged 12 and under. You can find out about average child care fees, government and municipal services, children’s programs, education, health, libraries and books, community organizations and relevant links and articles. Links are provided by area including Victoria and Sooke, the areas closest to UVic, and as far away as CCRR BC, which has information on child care services in the rest of the province.

The Canada Child Care Directory

The Canada Child Care Directory is a private directory that lists day care facilities, pre-schools and alternative schools in the Victoria area. (See also schools.)

Parenting resources

Kids in Victoria

Kids in Victoria is a kids-related business directory including listings for community summer camps, arts and library programs, baby needs, clothing and accessories and many other services.

Caring for Kids

The Caring for Kids website is provided by the Canadian Pediatric Society in English and French. It includes advice on how to find a doctor, pregnancy and babies, behaviour and development, immunization, healthy eating, keeping kids safe, teen health and many other topics. You can sign up for their monthly electronic newsletter, Front & Centre.

BC Council for Families

Family life can be challenging. When you have questions, you want reliable information and advice you can trust. The BC Council for Families provides practical, useful resources on parenting and family life, as well as a community of families to connect and share with. Visit their site for information on upcoming programs.
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