Child care subsidy is financial assistance that covers all or part of the costs of child care for children up to 12 years of age in licensed programs. The amount of subsidy is based on income level and confirmation of the reason for care.
We provide financial help to eligible families to assist with the costs of:
Estimate how much it will cost your family for child care.
Applying does not confirm your eligibility for financial help.
Eligibility will be determined at an interview where you will undergo an income test. If you're eligible for financial help, a placement plan for your child's care will be developed.
Applications for financial help are processed on a first come, first served basis.
If you have questions about the collection of personal information, call 905-984-6900 ext. 3870.
Call your Children's Services caseworker if you have questions about the letters or forms. Failure to respond or report changes will result in the termination of your child care subsidy.
Your Children's Services child care subsidy will pay for each day the child goes to the program, as approved by the Children's Services caseworker.
A limited number of absent days will be paid for. The number of absent days will be confirmed by your Children's Services caseworker.
In the event your child is ill and unable to attend, contact the centre or provider and inform them of your child's illness. If your child is ill more than three days, advise your Children's Services caseworker.
If the service provider makes a decision to close due to weather conditions or for another reason, absent days are not to be used as payment for closure.
Once the absent day allocations are used up, no additional days will be paid. Contact your Children's Services caseworker to establish a plan that meets your needs, including a possible break in service. Your caseworker can also provide additional information about the Attendance Policy.
In most cases, you must provide two weeks' notice to withdraw. You are responsible for any fees owed to the child care centre or provider if you have failed to provide proper notice of withdrawal.
The Children's Services caseworker will mail or email you a letter requesting a meeting. If you do not respond to the request for a meeting, your file will be closed.