Thanks to the generosity of BCAA and United Way (Lower Mainland), low-income families on Cortes Island can apply to receive a free child car seat, infant carrier seat, or booster seat, through the Cortes Community Health Association Family Support Program.
No proof of income is required. According to 2015 census data, many families of young children on Cortes have a household income well below the poverty line. 2015 Median Income for 2 parent families on Cortes Island: $47,616 gross compared to $111,736 BC median. 2015 Median Income for lone-parent families on Cortes Island: $32,683 gross compared to $51,056 BC Median.To apply for a child car seat for your family, please complete this short application form.BCAA Child Passenger Safety Program provides information and resources to keep your children safe while travelling on BC roads. Child car seats and seat belts work best when they are used correctly. As children grow and change, the type of protection system required also changes. To learn more about choosing, installing and using child car seats, visit the BCAA website.