How To Apply for Subsidized Childcare

Who can Apply

You can qualify for the child care subsidy if you are the parent and your child:
  • is under 13 years old (or up to 18 years old if your child has special needs)
  • is in a licensed child care program, or​
  • is a school-aged child enrolled in an approved recreation program, or
  • is in a before- and after-school program in a school that offers full-day kindergarten.
 
The amount you pay for child care depends on your family's adjusted net income. Your adjusted net income equals: the net income amount on line 236 of the Canada Rev​enue Agency personal income tax form minus any federal Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) payments. (The UCCB is not considered in determining a family's child care fee subsidy).
 

How To Apply

You can apply for the child care subsidy or get more information about this program by calling locally (705) 474-1923, or
toll free 1-877-319-5411. For First Nations, please contact your local band office administrator. 


 

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Calculation Note:
If the subtotal is less than $20,000 then there is no payment.
If the subtotal is greater than $20,000, but equal to or less than $40,000 then the parent pays 10%.
If the subtotal is greater than $40,000 then the parent pays 10% of $20,000 and 30% of the balance.

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Calculation of Parental Contribution

Fee subsidies are available across a broad range of income levels. Families with an adjusted annual income of up to $20,000 are eligible for full fee subsidy and no calculation of a parental contribution is required.

 
For families with adjusted annual income above $20,000, the parental contribution is calculated based on 10% of their adjusted income over $20,000.
Example:
A family with adjusted income of $25,000 annually would have a parental contribution of 10% of $5,000 annually or $500.

 
For families with adjusted annual income above $40,000, the parental contribution is calculated at 10% of the amount over $20,000 up to $40,000 plus 30% of the amount over $40,000.

 
Example:
A family with an annual adjusted income of $45,000 would have a parental contribution of 10% of $20,000 ($2,000) plus 30% of $5,000 ($1,500). Total annual parental contribution would be $3,500.

 
No family will pay more than the total cost of child care for all children in the family. If the calculated parental contribution exceeds the cost of child care, the family is not eligible for fee subsidy.

 

Monthly and Daily Contribution Calculations

The monthly parental contribution is calculated by dividing the annual parental contribution amount by 12.

 
The income test is designed such that parents pay the monthly parental contribution as calculated above in each month that their child(ren) need child care regardless of the number of days of child care per week. The daily contribution amount is calculated using the following formula:
(Monthly parental contribution) / (Days of care per week x 4.35​)
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