Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)

About the CCRR

The Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR)

Serves child care providers and families with children (birth to 12 years) through the following services: child care referrals, resource and toy lending libraries, training and education, partnerships in community events, outreach services, registering license not required programs and affordable child care benefit, child care business start up support and information, resources and drop in programming. The CCRR program is funded through the Ministry of Education and Child Care.

Northern Regional Coordinator (RC)

Child Care Resource and Referral – Northern Regional Coordinator (RC)

The CCRR Regional Coordinator (RC) enhances communication among the CCRRs in the North and between the CCRRs and the Ministry of Education and Child Care (ECC). The RC ensures appropriate standards, promotes the programs and child care across the Northern region of the province. The RC also assumes a leadership role in ECC provincial projects related to child care, including development implementation, budget management and reporting to ECC.

Our Northern Regional Coordinator is Patty Apps, who can be reached at 250-877-3811, by email, or by fax at 778-648-2032 

The Northern Region includes the communities of Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Prince George, Quesnel, Dawson Creek, and Fort St. John.

Finding US:

Smithers and Area Phone: (250) 847-4122 (extensions below)


Your community’s best source of child care information and resources.

CCRR Program Coordinator, Shannon Cote – 250-877-3819 click here for email

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operation of the CCRR
  • Program Development within communities served
  • Statistical reports for the local, regional and government contacts
  • Liaise with community, regional and provincial agencies

CCRR Resource Educator

  • Provides local support visits to Child Care Centres
  • Provides child care referrals
  • Provides training and workshops

CCRR Family Resource Consultant, Tara Williston (250) 847-8824

  • Manages the Resource Lending Library
  • Assists families in applying for the Affordable Child Care Benefit
  • Provides child care referrals

CCRR Resource Educator Hazeltons & Area, Arlene Morrison phone: (250) 210-0315

  • Provides services for the Hazelton area
  • Support visits to Child Care Centres
  • Provides training and workshops
  • Provides child care referrals and toy lending

Physical Address: 1471 Columbia Ave., Smithers BC. 

Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm. Fridays by appointment (closed for statutory holidays).

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Affordable Child Care Benefit

Child Care Service Centre

If you are needing assistance with the Affordable Child Care Benefit you can call us at the CCRR at 250-847-4122, for Child Care Service Centre assistance please call

1-888-338-6622 or find the website:

Licence Not Required

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