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Update: Province’s Plan to Cut Childcare Costs

Through consultations with sector partners, the province has identified and updated parts of the agreement to incentivize uptake and provide more certainty in the plan to bring affordable childcare to Ontario parents. These changes include:

  • Extending the deadline for licensees to apply with local service system manager to November 1, 2022.
  • Service system managers must process enrolment applications and confirm eligibility within 10 calendar days of receipt of the application.
  • Directing service system managers and licensees to execute an agreement within 30 calendar days of date of application.
  • Licensees must issue rebates to parents within 20 calendar days of receiving CWELCC funds from the service system manager (instead of 60 days).
  • Removing red-tape and administrative burden to allow operators to focus on service delivery.