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

2018 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 2018, 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 2017, they will need to apply again in 2018 for all positions or providers that would be eligible for WEG/HCCEG.

Information on eligible positions/providers and hours/days in 2017 will be gathered through the application process administered by the County of Simcoe.  The 2017 information gathered on the application forms will be used to determine an operator's funding entitlement for 2018.  However, WEG/HCCEG payments to staff and providers will be made based on 2018 time in program.

In year four, operators should enter total hours worked in 2017 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 but include other salary based grants (GOG, FSS, PE).

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 5th, 2018.  Any operator that has not submitted an application for the WEG/HCCEG by the deadline date will not be allocated WEG/HCCEG funding in 2018.  Operators who miss the application deadline may apply for funding in 2019.

Completed applications should be emailed to ccs@simcoe.ca

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

Applications:

 

Must be submitted no later than February 5th, 2018

2018 WE Application County of Simcoe (Centre Based).xlsx

2018 Formulaire de demande (centre et visiteurs)

2018 WE Application County of Simcoe (Home Child Care Providers).xlsx
 

More Information:

2018 WEG Information.pdf

2018 Information for Child Care Staff.pdf

2018 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 Samantha.Zuercher@simcoe.ca.