Child Care Wage Enhancement Funding

Child Care Wage Enhancement Funding

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell’s Social Services is the administrator of the Provincial Wage Enhancement announced by the Ministry of Education since January 2015, for all licensed child care in Prescott and Russell. The Wage Enhancement is funded by the Government of Ontario.

In 2019, the wage enhancement will still support an increase of up to $2 per hour plus 17.5 per cent benefits to eligible child care program staff.

New Directive

You must continue to complete each Application Form and include the hours worked between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018 for each eligible position. However, the funding for the year of 2019 is only guaranteed for the hours worked from January 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019.

Applications Form must be completed and submitted, Electronic Excel File, to the attention of Emilie Duval, Financial Services Officer, Social Services Department, no later than April 26th, 2019Applications Form received after April 26th, 2019 will not be allocated wage enhancement funding in 2019. If an operator applied in the past years, they must apply again in 2019 for all positions that would be eligible for wage enhancement.

If you have questions about the Wage Enhancement Funding for Child Care Staff, please contact Émilie Duval, Financial Services Officer, Social Services, at 1-800-667-9825 or at 613-675-4642, extension 6801, or by email.