Beginning in 2018, the Ministry of Education is providing new Fee Stabilization Support (FSS) funding to help offset the increases in child care fees associated with bringing staff up to the new minimum wage rate of $14 per hour effective January 1, 2018.
The funding was intended to help child care operators meet minimum wage requirements so they wouldn’t have to raise child care fees for families. In some cases, the centre was able to provide a refund to parents who pay full fee. I know some who got a small chq but any rebate is good.
You can check how much was allocated to your city for 2018.
The 2019 Fee Stabilization Support Funding will be determined within the Provincial Government’s spring 2019 budget. An update and a 2019 application will be provided when the Province confirms the funding.