Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (CWELCC)

The federal and provincial governments recently signed the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (CWELCC) aimed at making child care more affordable for families.

Since the announcement, the Ministry of Education has provided guidelines to the City of Cornwall, as the Child Care Service Manager, on how to administer the CWELCC program.

As per Ministry guidelines, all licensed child care providers and licensed home child care agencies must notify families no later than September 1, 2022 if they are applying to participate in the CWELCC program.

We are creating a process to make it easy for all licensed child care providers to apply. If you are unsure if your child care provider is licensed or intends to apply to participate in the program, please contact your provider directly.

If you have a child under the age of six in licensed child care, your fees may be reduced by up to 25% (retroactively to April 1, 2022). However, you will continue to pay the current fees until your provider’s application for the CWELCC is approved. We expect providers,  who choose to enroll and are approved into the CWELCC program, will be ready to begin giving refunds this fall.

Guidelines and Application Form

Need help covering the cost of licensed child care? Learn more about child care fee subsidy.

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