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Wage Enhancement Grant
Provincial Child Care Wage Enhancement Grant 2017
The Government of Ontario’s 2014 Budget included an investment of $269 million for the first three years of its ongoing investment to support a wage enhancement in the licensed child care sector. Its goals are to:
· Close the wage gap between RECEs working in the publicly funded education system and those in the licensed child care sector;
· Help stabilize child care operators by supporting their ability to retain RECEs and non-RECE program staff; and
· Reduce poverty by supporting greater employment and income security.
In 2017, this wage enhancement grant will support the increase of up to $2 per hour plus 17.5% benefits for individuals who work in licensed child care centres. In addition, the home child care enhancement grant will support a grant of up to $20 per day for home child care providers who are contracted to work with a licensed agency.
As a committed community partner working to meet the Rainy River District’s need for access to high quality child care, the Rainy River DSSAB is administering the WEG for the Ministry of Education.
How do licensed Child Care Operators apply?
For more information contact:
Tanis Fretter, Integrated Services Manager
(807) 274-5349 ext. 241