Child Care Fee Subsidy

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Child Care Fee Subsidy helps with the cost of child care. Subsidized care is available for licensed child care centres and licensed home-based child care agencies that have an agreement with the City of Peterborough.

Please fill out an application form to apply for subsidy, or call us at 705-748-8830 to complete an application by phone.

To qualify for subsidy, you must:

And you must be involved in one of the following:

  • Working
  • In an education program such as high school, college, university or alternative learning
  • Have a Social/Special Need Referral completed by a community professional who has involvement with your family

Prepare for your appointment

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Once we receive your application you will be contacted to set up a phone appointment. You can request an in person or video appointment if needed. The length of appointments vary, but typical last 30 to 60 minutes.

You will need to submit your Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Canada Child Benefit (CCB) from Canada Revenue Agency before making an appointment.

You will be given a list of documents that you will need to send to your Case Manager by email at least 2 business days before your appointment. Those can include any of the following: 

  • NOA or CCB from Canada Revenue Agency
  • Employment letter
  • Paystubs
  • Custody documentation
  • Citizenship documents
  • Confirmation of Student Status/Verification of Enrollment

Helpful tips to prepare documents for your appointment:

 Employment Letter
 Please request the following details be included on your employment letter:
  • Company letterhead with contact information of  employer
  • Start date and/or return to work date
  • Days/hours hired to work each week
  • Full Time/Part Time/Casual/Contract

Please note: email correspondence, employment offers, unsigned contracts etc. cannot be used to support eligibility.

 Verification of Enrollment/Confirmation of Student Status
 Must confirm:
  • Student name
  • Start/end date of current/upcoming semester
  • Full/part time status  

Fleming College students:

  • Confirmation of Student Status is found in the myCampus Student Portal. The link is found on the top right-hand side of the main page. Follow the prompts to download the PDF for the current semester. 

Trent University students:

  • Confirmation of Student Status must be ordered from the Registrar’s office. *Administrative costs may apply
  • Note: Graduate/Doctorate Studies can be supported by letter from your professor (if Verification of Enrollment is not available) as long as it includes the required information.

Ineligible documents:

Acceptance emails, registration confirmation, timetables cannot be used to support eligibility.

 Notice of Assessment (NOA)/Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
  • T1/T4 tax returns (what you submit to the Canada Revenue Agency for review) cannot be used
  • Subsidy requires either the NOA or CCB (what the Canada Revenue Agency sends back to you to confirm your annual income)
    • Must identify:
      • Current tax year
      • Applicant’s name and address information
      • Line 236 – Net Income (NOA)/Net Family Income (CCB)
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Finding and Applying for Child Care Programs

 You must choose your child care arrangement, but we can help.

Apply for Child Care in the City and County of Peterborough using the new OneHSN Waitlist and Registry system.

OneHSN is a safe, secure, fast and convenient way to allow parents to:

  • Locate programs close to either home or work.
  • Apply for several child care options in one application.
  • Access OneHSN website anytime, anywhere.

Complete your application on OneHSN.

Unlicensed or Informal Child Care

Child Care Fee Subsidy for unlicensed or informal child care may be available for those who receive Ontario Works. If you are on Ontario Works and in need of Child Care Fee Subsidy please contact your Case Manager.

Eligibility Calculator

Financial criteria - Child Care Subsidy Eligibility

Household Income
Please enter the income from Line 236 of the recent Notice of Assessment. (Form T451)
Your Income
Your Partner's Income
# of Children
Select the number of children from each age group
0 - 18 Months
19 - 30 Months
31 Months - 6 Years
7 - 13 Years
Are you Eligible?