Central Okanagan 

Early Years Partnership

Patrick Van Minsel - Candidate for Peachland Council 2018

Q 1: If elected, what will you do to reduce the rising vulnerability among young children in your community?

Q1: I would encourage our Mayor and Council to work together with senior levels of government and other partners to alleviate or advocate for grants and increased investments in support of services for these young families.

Q 2: If elected, what will you do to help increase the number of quality child care spaces in our community?

Q2: I would advocate the Mayor and Council to apply for the Community Child Care Planning Program, pro-actively look for space within the community that could be used for child care, engage with our school board.

Q 3: If elected, will you endorse the $10aDay Child Care Plan?

Q3 Yes

Q 4: If elected, will you advocate for free access to public transit and recreation services for children and reduced transit fares for low-income individuals, families and seniors?

Q4 Yes

Q 5: The municipal government has a responsibility to avoid contributing to the problem of low-wage poverty. If elected will you commit to adopting a living wage policy requiring the municipality (or school district) to pay a living wage to both it’s employees and contract staff?

Q5 Yes

Q 6: Homelessness and housing affordability is a regional issue that has “spillover effects” from one community to another. If elected, how will you work with the City of Kelowna to support the Journey Home Strategy at a regional level?

Q6 have regular meetings with Kelowna to see how we can support them.

Q7: If elected, will you participate in and support the Central Okanagan Poverty Reduction Committee - both with financial and staff resources - to develop a local poverty reduction strategy? Please describe what you see as your City’s role.

Q7 I promise to put this on our agenda so we Mayor and Council with help from our staff see what role we can play in this.

Patrick Van Minsel

Candidate for Peachland Council 2018


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