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Are you eligible to receive child care fee subsidy? 

York Region helps make child care more affordable for families with low and moderate income. 


This is a first-come-first-served program. Priority is given to:

  • Families with a net income of $36,000 or less

  • Families who may be experiencing exceptional circumstances



Eligibility is determined using a provincial income test and the following criteria.

Families (single or two parents/caregivers must:

  • Live in York Region

  • Be legally entitled to seek employment or attend school in Canada

  • Have children that are 12 years old or younger

  • Have an assessed financial need (determined at intake)

  • File their Income Tax Return every year


To be eligible, families must also be unable to care for their children during the day because they are either:

  • Employed

  • Enrolled in an educational or training program

  • In a situation where there is a major risk to the health, safety or well-being of a family member

 For more information on how to apply, contact the KIDS Line at

1-888-703-5437 and/or visit


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