The province announced on January 20, 2015 that there would be a new wage enhancement program to start in 2015 for staff in licensed child care settings. The wage enhancement will support an increase of $1 per hour in 2015, plus up to 17.5 percent benefits. In addition, the Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) will support an increase of up to $10 per day in 2015 for licensed home child care providers.

An additional wage increase was announced on January 19, 2016. Consistent with the government's commitment, effective January 1, 2016 the wage enhancement will support an increase of up to $2 per hour, plus 17.5 percent benefits.  In addition, the Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) will support an increase of up to $20 per day in 2016 for home child care providers.

In 2018, the provincial wage enhancement investment will continue to support a wage increase of up to $2 per hour plus 17.5 percent benefits for eligible centre based staff.  The HCCEG will support an increase of up to $20 per day in 2018 for home child care providers.

Applications must be completed and submitted to the attention of the City's Child Care Division no later than April 4, 2018. Applications received after April 4, 2018 will not be allocated wage enhancement funding in 2018. Operators who miss the application deadline may apply for wage enhancement funding in 2019.

Please refer to the Wage Enhancement Guidelines and Criteria for additional details regarding eligibility criteria, accountability requirements and distribution of funds.

The Ministry of Education has also provided a Q & A and a memo to Licensed Child Care Operators with additional information.

Applications must be submitted as follows:

Signed hard copy application by mail to:
City of Cornwall 
Child Care Division
P.O. Box 877
Cornwall, ON K6H 5T9

Please email us the Electronic Excel file application.

Please email us for more information.

Alternate formats of the documents are available upon request. Please email us to request an alternate format.

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Child Care Division
340 Pitt Street, Third Floor, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
Phone: 613-933-6282 ext. 3310
Fax: 613-930-7454
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