Child Care Fee Subsidy
Child Care Fee Subsidy is a program that helps parents or legal guardians pay for child care costs at licensed child care programs or licensed home providers in the District of Thunder Bay. To qualify you must be working, going to school, receive Ontario Works (must be registered in an activity) or have a special or social need (parent or child). For a special needs or social needs a referral is required by a third party professional. Referral forms are available on our website. The subsidy is available for children between the ages of 0-12 years. Based on eligibility, parents could qualify for full costs or pay a portion of the daily cost of child care to the child care centre and The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board pays the balance of the daily cost, directly to the centre on their behalf.
Eligibility is based on the family’s income as outlined on their current Notice of Assessment (NOA).
Please click here for an example of a Notice of Assessment. (PDF)
If you have lost or misplaced your Notice of Assessment, please contact Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 to obtain a copy
Documentation that maybe accepted:
- Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice
- Ontario Trillium Benefit Notice
- GST (Goods and Services Tax) Credit Notice
- Results from Child Care Calculator (see below)
Child Care Calculator
The calculator is only an estimate. Your eligibility and the amount of your contribution are determined by a Child Care Worker with The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board during your booked appointment.
Please feel free to contact us for more information