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Child Care Fee Subsidy

Child Care Fee Subsidy is available to parents working, attending school or in need of support for themselves or their children. Child Care Fee Subsidy is paid in spaces in Licensed Child Care Programs, Bruce County Licensed Home Child Care Program, Before and After School Programs, and/or Authorized Camp Programs. To qualify for Child Care Fee Subsidy, you must have an up-to-date copy of a recent Notice of Assessment and Canada Child Benefit Notice. An income test application will be completed by a Child Care Case Worker using a copy of your tax information (line 236) and signing the Child Care Fee Subsidy Agreement. The application will determine your portion of child care cost.
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Child Care Fee Subsidy

Families residing in Bruce County, who have children aged birth to 13 years, may qualify to have the full or partial amount of their child care costs paid.

Aims of the Subsidy Program

  • To support parents in their efforts to work or attend school
  • To provide eligible families with access to appropriate and convenient licensed child care
  • To serve and assist parents so they feel comfortable and have confidence in the care their child is receiving
  • To offer respite and resources to families, parents, and children who may be at risk
  • To monitor the progress of the children placed in licensed child care settings
  • To act as a resource to child care centre staff and to home child care providers.

The Child Care Fee Subsidy Program pays for spaces in Child Care Centres, Nursery Schools, and Before and After Care School Programs that are licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Education as well as Authorized Camps and Children's Recreation Programs that are High Five accredited. Child Care Fee Subsidy can also be provided for care by Licensed and Monitored Home Child Care Providers that are approved by Bruce County Children’s Services.

How to Apply for Subsidy

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If you are interested in applying for Child Care Fee Subsidy, please complete an application on line. You will be required to upload your most recent notice of assessment and child tax benefit notice.

A Child Care Caseworker will follow up by email/telephone to complete your application and discuss further.

If you are approved, you will receive an approval letter outlining your placement, days and hours of care as well as any parental fee. If you have any questions during the application process, please call our office at 519-881-0431 or 1-800-265-3005

Contact us

Cindy Tanner

Human Services Child Care Caseworker Supervisor

Department: Human Services

Tel : 1-800-265-3022


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