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Financial Support During Strike

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The Ontario Government has announced financial support to families for child care during school closures due to a strike.

More details about eligibility and how to submit an application can be found at or by calling the Helpline at 1-888-444-3770.

Eligible parents of children up to age 12 (Grade 7), or up to age 21 for children and youth with special needs, in a publicly funded school, qualify for:

$60 per day for children aged 0 to 6 who are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that is required to close on account of a strike

$40 per day for students in junior (JK) or senior kindergarten (SK)

$25 per day for students in grades 1 to 7

$40 total per day for students in JK to Grade 12 (or aged 21 and under) with special needs