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What is Child Care Subsidy?

Child Care Subsidy is a program that helps you pay for your child care costs in licensed child care programs in the community. You may be eligible for either a full or partial subsidy (where you pay a portion of the cost) based on your income, expenses and family size.

You can apply for Child Care Subsidy if you are a single or two parent family, are the parent/legal guardian of a child age 0 - 12 and are a Canadian Citizen, landed immigrant, or refugee with a valid work permit.

To apply for Child Care Subsidy please contact your home municipality. Child Care Supervisors at all Kids & Us Child Care programs can provide additional information on this program.

Grey County
Children’s Services
Phone: 519-376-7324 ex 1363
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3119

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County of Bruce Social Services
Phone: 519-881-0431
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3005

What is The Ontario Child Benefit?
The Ontario Child Benefit is a provincial government program to help low-income families provide for their children. Beginning in July 2009, eligible families will receive up to almost $92 per child each month - up to a maximum of $1,100 a year for each child.
Your eligibility is based on the number of children in your family and your family income. You may be eligible if you:

  • Have a child under 18 and are in a low-income family.
  • Have filed your annual income tax return and so has your spouse or common-law partner.
  • Are registered for the Canada Child Tax Benefit.
  • Are a resident of Ontario for the past 18 months

For further information on the OCB you can visit the website: ontario.ca/childbenefit

What is The Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families?
The Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families (OCCS) is a tax-free monthly payment to help with the costs of raising children under the age of seven, born prior to July 1, 2009. The program benefits low-to-middle income single or two-parent families, families with one stay-at-home parent, or families with one or both parents studying or in training. A family does not have to have a child in daycare to apply for the OCCS.
The program started in 1998 and is administered by the Ministry of Revenue's Client Accounts and Services Branch. The OCCS is tax-free. It does not affect the federal CCTB payments.

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