Child Care Fee Subsidy is a program that helps eligible families pay for child care costs at licensed programs in the
community. Limited child care fee subsidy is available for children from birth to 12 years who need to be in a child care
program because parents are working, attending school, training or participating in upgrading skill courses. Eligible hours of child care are based on the parent's hours of work, school and participation in upgrading skill courses. The subsidy is provided to licensed child care programs on behalf of eligible families.
Who can apply?
To qualify for a Child Care Fee Subsidy, you must:
To see if you would qualify, please refer to the Child Care Subsidy Calculation Chart.
Please complete the Child Care Fee Subsidy Application, sign and return it to our office either by:
Your application will be reviewed and if necessary you will be contacted by our office. You will receive a letter confirming your placement on the wait list. If you do not receive a letter of confirmation, please contact the Child Care Division within 14 days.
|The Income Test is the tool that will be used to determine your financial eligibility for fee subsidized child care. It is based on your annual net income which is identified on line 236 of your Canada Revenue Notice of Assessment.|
If child care fee subsidies are not available at the time of your application, you will be placed on a fee subsidy wait list. When fee subsidies become available, a Child Care Worker will contact you to schedule an appointment to complete an Income Test to determine eligibility for funding. Applicants on the wait list will be called on a "first come, first served" basis. Wait times will vary depending on availability of funding.
If you require child care services while on the fee subsidy wait list, you must make your own private child care arrangements as you will be responsible to
pay the child care fee.
To apply for child care fee subsidy you must bring the following required documents to your appointment:
This list is not all inclusive. You may be asked to provide additional information pertaining to your individual situation.
A copy of the Notice of Assessment can be requested by contacting the Canada Revenue Agency directly at 1-800-959-8281, request "option C". A copy of the Canada Child Tax Benefit and the Universal Child Care Benefit can be requested by calling 1-800-387-1193. Requested documents may take up to 10 business days for you to receive.
|All applicants must file Income Tax Returns for the previous year before applying for Child Care Fee Subsidy.|
The Canada Child Tax Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18. The benefit may include the following:
The Universal Child Care Benefit is designed to help Canadian families, as they try to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. The benefit is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in instalments of $100 per month per child.
Fee Subsidy Review Interviews
You will be contacted by the Child Care Division to schedule an appointment for an annual review. Your file may be reviewed, between visits, based on your circumstances.
Should you have any questions about the application or if you need assistance, please call the Child Care Division at 613-933-6282 ext. 3310 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note - receipt of application does not guarantee acceptance.