Opening a Licensed Child Care Facility
Child care is an essential service that contributes significantly to the social and economic well-being of our community.
To open a licensed child care service in West Vancouver you must obtain two licences:
- Provincial Community Care Facilities Licence (CCFL) issued by Vancouver Coastal Health
- West Vancouver Business Licence
The Community Care Facilities Licensing Office and the District's Bylaw & Licensing Services Department work together to align the two licensing processes and support child care providers.
Learn more about the application and approval process for applying and receiving both licenses!
APRIL 2022 UPDATE
On April 25, 2022, Council adopted amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to allow licensed childcare, of up to eight children, on sites where there is a single-family dwelling and secondary suite.