Purpose: The Mid Island Child Care Planning Collaborative (Lantzville, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo), in partnership with Snuneymuxw, Qualicum, and Snaw-Naw-As Nations, are working together to assess the needs for child care in our respective communities.  A key part of the process involves hearing the views of parents and guardians on child care issues and priorities. Based on the information gathered, a regional child care strategy will be created, with strategic directions for each community.

Please help us by completing this survey.  We need to hear from you!

Instructions: This survey is to be completed by parents and guardians of children who live in or use child care in the Mid Island region. More than one parent or guardian per family can complete the survey. The survey includes questions about personal and family characteristics, current and anticipated child care needs, current child care experiences, and desired improvements for the system.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you are not familiar with the subject of any of the questions, please skip the question and move on to the next one.

Your responses will be summarized along with those of others; therefore, your personal anonymity will be maintained.

Personal information you provide on this survey is collected pursuant to the Community Charter, and will only be used for the purposes of evaluating this project. Your personal information will not be released except in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at


Participating in this survey is entirely voluntary and you may skip any questions you do not want to answer and end the process at any time.

If you are unable to complete the survey in one sitting, you may return to it at a later time and pick up where you left off.

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* 1. Do you agree to participate in this survey?

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