Family Benefits

Supports are available to help make life more affordable for families in our province.  Learn about benefits designed to help your family pay for the things you need and the services you rely on.

Child opportunity benefit

The B.C. Child opportunity benefit, which replaced the B.C. Early childhood tax benefit effective October 1, 2020, provides a tax-free monthly payment to families with children under the age of 18.

B.C. Early childhood tax benefit

The B.C. Early childhood tax benefit (BCECTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising young children under age 6. Benefits from this program are combined with the federal Canada Child Benefit (CCB) into a single monthly payment.