County of Dufferin - Children's Se
Child Care Fee Subsidy
What is Child Care Fee Subsidy?
Child care fee subsidy is a program that helps qualifying families cover the cost of licensed child care for children up to
age of 12.
Who can apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy?
To apply for child care fee subsidy, you must be:
1) Living in the County of Dufferin
2) A Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or Refugee with a valid work permit or schoolauthorization
3) The parent or legal guardian of a child up to 12 years of age
4) Residing with the child(ren)
You can apply if you are working full-time or part-time. Care will be approved for scheduled days of employment. To
Employment, you will be required to provide consecutive pay stubs and/or a letter from your employer on
company letter head.
You are considered self-employed if you are actively conducting a full-time self-employment activity and you claim
expenses against your income. If you are self-employed, please contact the Community Services office to
request a self-
employment application package.
You must be attending a recognized school or training program on a full-time or part-time basis. Care will be approved
your school schedule each semester. To verify participation, you will be required to provide current verification
and your current timetable.
Applicants requesting child care fee subsidy for special/exceptional needs will need to have a Child Care Fee Subsidy
Recognized Needs Referral Form completed by a recognized community partner, such as a medical professional,
Community Living Dufferin, Dufferin Child & Family Services, or Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Please
contact the Community Services office to request a Child Care Fee Subsidy Referral Form.
If you are participating in the Ontario Works Program and require child care, please contact your Ontario Works Case
How to apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy
Complete all sections of this form and submit it to the Community Services office with copies of the following
1) Identification for Parents/Guardians (Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate or Green Ontario Health Card or
Permanent Resident Card)
2) Identification for Children (Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate or Green Ontario Health Card or
3) Federal Income Tax Notice of Assessment (most recent tax year)
4) Canada Child Benefit Notice of Assessment (most recent tax year)
5) Verification of Address (one of the following: mortgage statement, property tax bill, rent receipt or utility bill)
Applications cannot be processed without a copy of your federal income tax notice of assessment or your Canada
notice of assessment. If you need to order a replacement copy of these documents, please contact
at 1-800-387-1193 for Canada Child Benefit notice of assessment and 1-800-959-8281 for federal income tax notice
submit all information to:
of Dufferin Community
30 Centre Street Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2X1
When your documents have been received, you will be contacted by our office via telephone. If your family meets
the initial criteria for child care fee subsidy, a Community Services Worker will schedule an office verification
appointment with you. You may be required to bring additional information with you to your appointment.
Appointments will be scheduled during our office hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. While every effort
will be made to accommodate your schedule, it may be necessary for you to take time off work to attend.
Notice with Respect to the Collection of Personal
The personal information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Day Nurseries Act, R.S.O.
1990, c. D.2
and will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for child care fee subsidy in the County of
Dufferin. Specific questions relating to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act should be
addressed to the County of Dufferin Clerk at 519-941-2816 ext