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The Wage Enhancement Inquiry Form is to be completed for more significant inquiries related to the following areas:

*     Inquiries regarding the payment of Wage
Enhancement for a child care staff.
*     Inquiries reporting the misuse of Wage Enhancement funding for a child care site.

Individuals wishing to report an issue in one of these areas are to complete the Wage Enhancement Inquiry Form and submit. All inquiries will be receive a response in writing within 15 business days.

Public inquiries related to wage enhancement are processed through the City of Peterborough in accordance with Provincial guidelines.

If you have questions regarding the Wage Enhancement process and/or the completion of the 2018 Wage Enhancement Application, please contact:

Brandi McIntyre, Early Years Funding Coordinator, Children's Services
705.748.8830  ext. 3496

What You Need to Know Before You Apply For Wage Enhancement

Operators who do not currently have a fee subsidy Purchase of Service Agreement with the City of Peterborough are required to submit the additional documents with the 2018 Wage Enhancement Application in order to be eligible for funding.

These documents include:

  • Operating Information Form
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Incorporation Papers or Business License
  • Current License to operate a child care centre
  • Current Parent Fee Schedule
  • Completed Electronic Funds Transfer form along with a void cheque 

All required documentation must be submitted before the City will make the first payment to the operator.  For more information on this, please see the Wage Enhancement Business Guidelines.

What is Provincial Wage Enhancement?

The wage enhancement will benefit low-income child care program staff in the sector, help retain Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs), and support access to stable, high-quality child care programs for children in Ontario.

The Ministry continues to support a $2 per hour wage enhancement to eligible positions as well as up to 17.5% in benefits. The ministry is continuing to provide a supplemental grant of $150 for each eligible centre based FTE or home visitor FTE and $50 for each eligible home child care provider. The supplemental grant provides operators with flexibility to cover salary shortfalls, and/or additional benefits. The grant can be used to fund additional eligible staff and/or hours in program, vacation days, sick days, PD days and/or other benefits.

Additionally, the ministry has continued its commitment to support the administration costs associated with the wage enhancement. Operators will be provided a small amount of administration funding that the City of Peterborough will allocate to support the implementation of 2018 Wage Enhancement/HCCEG.