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Information for Child Care Agencies

Wage Enhancement Grant/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant - Funded by the Government of Ontario

2017 Application Process:

The Children’s Services Division, as the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager, is the administrator of Provincial Wage Enhancement for all licensed child care in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton.

In 2017, operators will need to apply to receive the full Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG) entitlement of up to $2 per hour plus 17.5% benefits, or up to $20 per day for the Home Child Care Enhancement (HCCEG).  If an operator applied in 2016, they will need to apply again in 2017 for all positions or providers that would be eligible for WEG/HCCEG.

Operators should enter total hours worked in 2016 for each eligible position, including overtime hours.  Please note the base hourly wage rate or home child care provider fees entered in the application form should exclude the previous year’s WEG/HCCEG amount.

Information on eligible positions/providers and hours/days in 2016 will be gathered through the application process administered by Children’s Services. The 2016 information gathered on the application forms will be used to determine an operator’s funding entitlement for 2017. WEG/HCCEG payment to staff and providers will be made based on 2017 time in program.

Operators are encouraged to read the ‘Instructions’ tab within the application file prior to completing the WEG/HCCEG form.  There is important information included related to eligibility and how to complete the application form.

Beginning today, the application will remain posted to the City of Kawartha Lake’s webpage for a period of 45 calendar days, with a closing date of March 31, 2017.  Any operator that has not submitted an application for the WEG/HCCEG by the deadline date will not be allocated WEG/HCCEG funding in 2017.  Operators who miss the application deadline may apply for funding in 2018.

Operators must complete one application per child care centre/site and submit the application. The application is formatted as an excel workbook and must be submitted electronically to:


Must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017

2017 WE Application City of Kawartha Lakes (Centre Based) (Excel)

2017 WE Application City of Kawartha Lakes (Home Child Care Providers) (Excel)

More Information:

2017 Wage Enhancement  Q and A (PDF)

Information for Licensed Child Care Programs (PDF)

Information for Licensed Home Providers (PDF)

Further information on WEG/HCCEG and this application process should be directed to Aaron Mulcaster at 705-324-9870 ext. 3258 or

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