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Wage Enhancement and Home Child Care Enhancement Grant

Wage Enhancement Grant/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant - Funded by the Government of Ontario


2017 Application Process:

All licensed child care operators are eligible to apply for wage enhancement funding, regardless of auspice, participation in municipal quality initiatives, or current purchase of service status.

In 2017, operators will need to apply to receive the full Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG) entitlement of up to $2 per hour plus 17.5% benefits, or up to $20 per day for the Home Child Care Enhancement (HCCEG).  If an operator applied in 2016, they will need to apply again in 2017 for all positions or providers that would be eligible for WEG/HCCEG.

Information on eligible positions/providers and hours/days in 2016 will be gathered through the application process administered by the County of Simcoe.  The 2016 information gathered on the application forms will be used to determine an operator's funding entitlement for 2017.  However, WEG/HCCEG payment to staff and providers will be made based on 2017 time in program.

In year three, operators should enter total hours worked in 2016 for each eligible position, including overtime hours.  Please note the base hourly wage rate or home child care provider fees entered in the application form should exclude prior year's WEG/HCCEG amount.

Beginning today, the application will remain posted to the County of Simcoe's webpage for a period of 45 calendar days, with a closing date of February 28th, 2017.  Any operator that has not submitted an application for the WEG/HCCEG by the deadline date will not be allocated WEG/HCCEG funding in 2017.  Operators who miss the application deadline may apply for funding in 2018.

Completed applications should be emailed to




Must be submitted no later than February 28, 2017

2017 WE Application County of Simcoe (Centre Based).xlsx

2017 WE Application County of Simcoe (Home Child Care Providers).xlsx

More Information:

2017 WEG Information.pdf

2017 Information for Child Care Staff.pdf

2017 HCCEG Information for Home Child Care Providers.pdf

Further information on WEG/HCCEG and this application process should be directed to Samantha Zuercher at 702-722-3132 ext. 1538 or email